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- Vyacheslav Volodin proposed to appeal to European parliaments to develop common standards for overcoming migration crises
Vyacheslav Volodin proposed to prepare an appeal to European parliaments to develop common standards for overcoming migration crises. Vyacheslav Volodin, Chairman of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Collective Security Treaty Organization and Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, said this at the remote meeting of the Council of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Collective Security Treaty Organization and the 14th Plenary Session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Collective Security Treaty Organization.
The CSTO Parliamentary Assembly Chairman stressed that the situation on the border with Poland, triggered by the actions of the European states and the USA in the Middle East and Afghanistan, makes it pertinent to address this issue.
“The reason lies in the years-long policy of the West towards the Middle East,” said Vyacheslav Volodin. “Not a single state has benefited from the US international expansion. Everywhere they have tried to build democracy according to their model, to impose their standards; today citizens of Libya, Iraq and Syria are forced to seek asylum in other countries,” recalled the CSTO PA Chairman.
“This resulted in a migration crisis on the border between Belarus and Poland, where several thousand refugees are trying to enter the European Union. They were promised a peaceful life and large benefits. But instead, water cannons, tear gas and weapons are used against them. Thus, they trample democratic principles and humanistic values,” stressed Vyacheslav Volodin.
He emphasized that for some reason no statements condemning these radical actions were heard in Europe. “What is this if not double standards? Therefore, we should appeal to European parliaments and parliamentary organizations to develop common standards of action to deal with migration crises.”
CSTO PA Chairman expressed support to the Republic of Belarus that is currently forced to deal with the problem caused by the actions of other states.