Czech Foreign Minister also says Russia supporting migration wave

In an interview with the Czech Hospodářské noviny, Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek commented that the “Russians are very constructive if it concerns transporting refugees from the south through northern corridors, for example by air.” He said the information was shared at a recent meeting of EU foreign ministers. Zaorálek confirmed the danger was real migrants would be directed to the north, to Scandinavia, if the Balkan route would be definitely sealed off. In February 2016, the Finnish Defense Minister, Jussi Niinistö, had warned at at a meeting of NATO defense ministers that the possibility of a “northern” migration was real, and could destabilize Scandinavia and countries beyond: “In practice the potential is limitless. From hundreds of thousands to a million people, who are ready to move out of Russia. In that sense the situation is worrying. Not just for Finland but for other European countries.”

 

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