Migrants 'Part of Bargaining, Hybrid War'- EU's Tusk

World » EU | October 3, 2015, Saturday // 10:49
Bulgaria: Migrants 'Part of Bargaining, Hybrid War'- EU's Tusk President of the European Council Donald Tusk delivers a speech during the closing ceremony of the European Forum for New Ideas (EFNI) in Sopot, Poland, October 02, 2015. EPA/BGNES

EU Council President Donald Tusk has accused foreign leaders of using the migrant crisis to stir divisions within the EU.

At a conference in the resort town of Sopot in Poland, Tusk has warned migrants are turning into an element of the political confrontation, bargaining and "hybrid war" whose roots can be traced back to the developments in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine.

AFP quotes him as saying: "For the first time in my political career I have heard politicians openly declaring that the refugees heading to Europe are their method of getting [us] to act a certain way."

Tusk did not go into details, but warned the "military solutions in Syria proposed by some countries" carries out additional risks of deepening the migrant crisis.

He also added he was not only "talking about Russia."

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