Lavrov hopes that the immigration crisis will be a lesson for the EU

Lavrov hopes that the immigration crisis will be a lesson for the EU


MOSCOW, March 13. The migration crisis has revealed existing EU problems, it should be a lesson to the EU. This was stated by Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov in interview to TV channel REN TV.

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“I hope that the current situation, in particular, the crisis of migrants, will serve as a lesson to guide this structure, which until recently was a look of: “Who we got is a civilized people,” he said. It was such arrogance, sounded a cautionary tone that they have human rights it’s all right, don’t need to care about them, it is not necessary to discuss them at the UN or the Council of Europe, they will understand”.

The immigration crisis has brought changes in other aspects of the existence of the EU, continued the head of the Russian foreign Ministry. “They solidarity: if Russia was leering at any of them – although to whom we are there dirty looks? they are all jointly and severally in respect of such unacceptable Russian policies. Now the immigration crisis has shown that solidarity is not “fat” years, and when trouble comes – every man for himself”, – said Lavrov.

The head of the Russian foreign Ministry stressed that Russia is interested in strong, independent and United European Union, which will make decisions based on the interests of the countries-participants of Association. “This, of course, a separate subject of international life, but the foreign policy of the EU is under strong pressure from the U.S.,” he said.