Germany’s international minister warned Saturday that Russia might search to spark division within the West via refugees, as Moscow seeks to develop its “hybrid conflict”.
“This conflict shouldn’t be solely waged with weapons, additionally it is waged with power and for that, we have now discovered a solution. However it should even be waged with worry and division, and that’s exactly what we have now to stop,” mentioned Annalena Baerbock at a congress of her Greens’ social gathering.
“On this state of affairs, it’s clear what can be subsequent – refugees and never refugees from Ukraine… however as a result of this conflict is hybrid, different international locations are additionally collaborating,” Ms Baerbock mentioned, pointing to Serbia which she accused of letting in planeloads of migrants with out visas.
Stressing that there can’t be a state of affairs “the place individuals are getting used as weapons”, the minister mentioned Germany was in talks with the Czech Republic and Slovakia on the difficulty.