OREANDA-NEWS. Deputy Foreign Minister of Belarus Yevgeny Shestakov claimed that Russia is a source of illegal migration to the country, while there are no such problems with the European Union.

“From the side of the European Union there are no or practically no illegal migration flows to us, there are just some individuals. On the other hand, we have migrants who want to enter the European Union illegally, and we are able to fight it,” the politician said at a meeting of the Commission on International Affairs of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly, adding that Russia is a source of problems in this sphere.

The Foreign Ministry of Belarus is preparing to sign a new basic agreement with the European Union. On January 8, the parties had already signed a document on facilitation of a visa system.