Michel and Putin argued in favor of “the necessity of a quick solution (of the border crisis) based on the norms of international humanitarian law,” reads the release Kremlin, quoted by AFP, Reuters and EFE.
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According to the statement Vladimir Putin drew Michel’s attention to the use of tear gas, stun grenades and other special measures against migrants.
Putin also called on the head of the European Council “not to be allowed to acts of violence against migrants“.
The Russian leader also described the sanctions against Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s regime, which the EU considers as “counterproductive”.
Michel and Putin also talked about the situation in eastern Ukraine, and the president “expressed his concern about the provocations of the Ukrainian side leading to increased tensions” in the Donbas, and about the settlement of the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh and the situation in Libya and Afghanistan, the Kremlin informed.
In a previous phone conversation with Putin on September 8, Michel condemned Belarus’ use of migrants as a weapon against EU Member States.