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Migrants queue for a free meal in the downtown of Nantes, France on September 17, 2018.
Strømmen af flygtninge som ankommer til europæiske lande vil sikkert ikke stoppe før EU selv ser på emnet og reviderer sine politikker, som i realiteten "tilskynder" immigrationen, har den russiske Præsident Vladimir Putin sagt.

Den Europæiske Union bør se på immigration og bør ikke forvente at problemet på en eller anden måde vil løse sig selv, sagde Putin tirsdag efterfølgende samtaler med den ungarske Premierminister Viktor Orban i Moskva.

"Hvis man opfordrer til immigration med store sociale ydelser og andre bonusser, hvorfor skulle den strøm så nogensinde stoppe?" sagde den russiske præsident. "Det er dog op til vores kolleger i Europa at beslutte for sig selv, hvad der er bedst for Europa og europæerne."


The flow of migrants flocking to the EU remains steady, although the migrants' countries of origin appear to change as the time passes. "At first, it was people from Syria, from Iraq, from other countries of the Middle East. Now, it's Sub-Saharan Africa," Putin said.

Russia is also facing migration challenges, but these are quite different to the ones affecting Europe, according to Putin. Russia does not have shared borders with countries from which refugees flock, and the majority of those who do enter the country are from post-Soviet states. Many of those people speak the Russian language, and are easier to integrate into Russian society, the president added.

"There are lots of problems [in Russia] as well. Including in the job market," Putin stated.

Europe, in its turn, faces an inflow of people from an entirely different culture, which makes their adaptation a "very complex" process. "Such problems must be solved within the European Union itself," he added.