Moscow, 22 August 2021 (TDI): Russian President Vladimir Putin said that he is against the idea of relocating Afghans to different countries of Central Asia. He was speaking to Russian News Agency saying that he did not want “militants to show up here under the cover of refugees”. He is critical of the idea of relocating the refugees while their visas are being processed for the US and Europe.
Agency report President Putin firmly refusing to accept this idea saying that this will be a problem. He referred to the fact that the US and other European countries want to relocate the Afghan refugees in the Central Asian States before processing their visas and documentation to the US and Europe. He said that why is there such a humiliating approach to solve the problem.
Russian News Agency TASS reported President Putin as saying that there should not somehow repeat the situation that happened in the 90s and early 2000s. He has further highlighted the issues of instability in the North Caucasus and the neighboring regions of Russia. He was talking to on the occasion of meeting with representatives of the United Russia party.
Russian President hinted that this idea of relocation and the Afghan refugee crisis along with the changing regional dynamics will be raised during the upcoming summit of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) and Central Asian Republics.