The Russian Federation has organized and is using the migrant crisis at the borders of the European Union to divide and undermine the European Union, as well as to divert the attention of the international community from aggressive actions against Ukraine. The Kremlin wants to destabilize Ukraine, undermine alliances with Western partners and resolve the issue of the occupied Donbass.

This was stated by John Lough, an analyst at the Royal Institute of International Relations Chatham House.

“The crisis with migrants at the borders of the European Union was quite predictable and today the EU countries are confronting it. Moscow is undoubtedly behind the processes, which gave permission to Lukashenka to continue such a policy. Putin’s goal is to divide and destroy the European Union with such instruments, ”said the British analyst.

Also, the situation on the Belarusian border is essentially a diversion from the work of Russians at another point, in Ukraine. The Kremlin’s job is to destabilize Ukraine from within, partly through the threat of the use of force, and partly through the destruction of Ukraine’s alliances with partners.