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15 November 2021, 09:23

Putin says Lukashenko, Merkel ready for dialogue on EU border crisis

MINSK, 15 November (BelTA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Belarusian leader Aleksandr Lukashenko and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are ready to engage in a dialogue, Vesti reported on its Telegram channel, citing a recent interview with Vladimir Putin.

During the interview, Vladimir Putin expressed hope that Belarusian leader Aleksandr Lukashenko and acting German Chancellor Angela Merkel would hold a conversation in the near future. “I understand that Aleksandr Lukashenko and Chancellor Angela Merkel are ready to talk to each other. I hope this will happen soon. This is most important because migrants seek to get to Germany in the first place,” the Russian president said.

According to Vladimir Putin, Western countries created these migrant crises themselves. “Let's not forget where these crises with migrants came from. Is Belarus a pioneer in these problems? No, the reasons were created by Western and European countries themselves. They are of political, military and economic nature,” he said.

Last week Vladimir Putin held two telephone conversations with Angela Merkel and one with Aleksandr Lukashenko. They discussed, among other things, the situation on the Belarusian-Polish border.

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