Recently asked about the migration crisis in Europe, Vladimir Putin said that in the future, Europe would continue to welcome migrants. The Russian president has highlighted the social assistance to which applicants for immigration can claim.
During his meeting with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in Moscow on 18 September, Vladimir Putin was invited by a journalist to comment on the migration crisis in Europe. “If we encourage immigration with substantial social benefits and other benefits, why should the flow stop,” said the Russian president.
Stressing that immigration to Russia was easier to absorb because of the proximity of language and culture of the former republics of the USSR, the Russian president refused to give lessons to the European Union. “However, it is up to our colleagues in Europe to decide for themselves and to do the best for Europe and for Europeans”.
They are people who are really foreign to [the] culture
“As far as Europe is concerned, the situation is special. These are people who are really foreign to this [European] culture, “he added. And to conclude: “I do not think that these flows of migrants can decrease … there is also immigration from Africa.”