The Kremlin said Tuesday that Russia and the United States must have dialogs to solve the Syria crisis. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that talks between the two countries would be indispensable for a solution to the ongoing problem in the Middle Eastern country.
Peskov replied to a question about the possibilities of Russian President Vladimir Putin having talks with his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama on the political unrest in Syria. His remark comes on the same day when Putin said it was impossible to beat the Islamic State group without the support from the Syrian government.
Putin said Tuesday that Russia would continue to provide military support to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Al Arabiya reported. He dismissed allegations that Russia’s support for the Assad regime was responsible for the migrant crisis. He said that the number of migrants moving to Europe would have been much higher if Russia had not provided support for Assad.
Meanwhile, the migrant crisis in Europe gets more intense. Hungary is now ready to jail desperate migrants trying to enter the country illegally. Hungary has said anyone caught climbing the fence is likely to face up to three years of imprisonment.
According to Hungarian government spokesman Zoltan Kovacs, having a razor-wire fence was rather a “must decision” than a “nice decision.” "We don't like building fences, but up until we are able to reinstate border control on the natural border/green borders of the country, we have no other choice," the CNN quoted Kovacs as saying.
The ABC’s Martha Raddatz earlier told General John Allen that many blamed Assad and ISIS equally for the migrant crisis. The retired U.S. Marine Corps four-star General said overthrowing Assad was important to solve the crisis.