MUNICH, 12 February. NATO understands that there are no resources to play an independent role in dealing with refugee flows. This opinion was expressed, answering the question, the permanent representative of Russia to NATO Alexander Grushko.
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“Judging by what is happening in the Brussels area, NATO understands that it does not have sufficient resources and tools that enabled the organization to play a prominent independent role in solving the problems of refugees,” he said.
“Therefore, major efforts are underway to identify partners with which NATO can interact in solving the problems of Western Europeans,” added the diplomat. He noted that the focus is on strengthening relations with the EU.
“We’re talking about the funds that were deployed in the Eastern Mediterranean and in the Aegean sea, gave information to the EU Agency Frontex”, – said Grushko. He noted that NATO forces involvement in physical containment of migration flows to.
The Munich security conference. Text translation