The Kremlin considers the words of the State Department incorrect about the role of Russia in the crisis with migrants

Earlier, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken suggested that the migration crisis should divert attention from Russia's military build-up near the border with Ukraine. This is an incorrect interpretation, Dmitry Peskov stressed

Dmitry Peskov

The Kremlin evaluates the statement of US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken that the migration crisis in Belarus is intended to divert attention from Russian military activity on the border with Ukraine, as wrong. This was announced by the press secretary of the Russian president Dmitry Peskov, the correspondent of RBC reports.

“ This is a misinterpretation of the situation with the migration crisis. I would like to remind you of the recent statements of President Putin, his interview was circulated on Saturday. He absolutely ruled out the possibility of Russia's involvement in what is happening with migrants. The President explained why & raquo;, & mdash; said Peskov.

Blinken made the corresponding statement the day before. “ The actions of the Belarusian regime threaten security, contribute to a split in the EU and are aimed at distracting from Russian activity on the border with Ukraine, '' & mdash; he stressed.

Over the past month, Washington has repeatedly spoken about Russia's building up of its military presence at the Ukrainian border. First, The Washington Post reported that the United States and Europe were recording an unusual movement of Russian military equipment, and later Politico published satellite images of, presumably, military equipment near the border with Belarus.

The Pentagon responded to the reports and said that the United States is monitoring the actions of the Russian military, and is also holding consultations with allies and partners.

Last week, commenting on accusations against Russia of involvement in creating the migration crisis in Belarus, President Vladimir Putin has said that his country “ has nothing to do with it. '' “I want everyone to know. We have nothing to do with it here. There, everyone is trying to impose any responsibility on us for any reason and for no reason at all, '', & mdash; he explained.

He also suggested that European countries, blaming Russia, are trying to “ transfer problems from a sore head to a healthy one. '' According to the president, they want to absolve themselves of responsibility for creating the conditions for the movement of migrants themselves. “ We ourselves have created the conditions for thousands and hundreds of thousands of people to go. And now they are looking for the guilty ones in order to absolve themselves of responsibility for the events taking place, '', & mdash; Putin said.

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