European countries themselves have created conditions for the flow of migrants there, said Russian President Vladimir Putin, commenting on the current situation with regard to refugees on the Polish-Belarusian border, RIA Novosti reported.
"They [i.e., the European countries] are to blame. I said why—for political, military, and economic reasons. They have created the conditions for thousands and hundreds of thousands of people to head for Europe. And now they are looking for culprits to liberated themselves from the accountability for the events taking place," the Russian leader said on the air of Russia-1 television.
Also, Putin stressed that Russia has nothing to do with the current aforesaid refugee crisis, and all the respective accusations against his country are an attempt to attribute the problems to others.