According to Russian President Vladimir Putin, the country has absolutely no intentions of harboring Afghan refugees as the Taliban takes over. He said on Sunday that he will not risk letting "militants" sneak into Russia "under the guise of refugees."
A concept that Democrats can't see to grasp when it comes to our southern border....but that's a whole other story.
“Our Western, let’s say, partners are persistently raising the issue of placing refugees in Central Asian countries before those receive visas from the United States or other countries,” Putin stated during a meeting with members of his ruling political party. “They think they can send them without visas to our neighbors, but refuse to receive them in their own countries without visas? What a humiliating approach to solving this issue is it?”
He questioned, “But who is among these refugees? How can we know?”
On Friday, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) called on neighboring countries to "keep their borders open in light of the evolving crisis." However, Putin and the Russia-led Collective Security Treaty Organization (CTSO) were not interested in any such thing.
“We share common borders, but there are no visa restrictions. Imagine that refugees entered any of these countries. Who is among these refugees, how do we know? There may be thousands of them, or even hundreds of thousands, and maybe even millions,” Putin declared.
I can't say I blame him. The United States should take a note or two from Russia.
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