The Head of the Duma Committee for International Affairs Aleksei Pushkov criticized the Polish border guards who detained a citizen of France carrying his wife, a Russian woman, in a suitcase at the border of Belarus and the European Union.
Pushkov expressed hope that France would help its citizen and called the incident a symbol of Russian-French relations. “It’s just a sign confirming the fact that strategic partnership between Russia and France has prospects. However, they were detained by the Polish border guards, all problems come from there”- the politician stated. The agency notes that Pushkov made a statement during the parliamentary hearings with the participation of the Deputy Foreign Minister Aleksei Meshkov. The politician asked him what steps Russia might take in connection with the incident. The Deputy Foreign Minister answered that the agency might bring the Russian woman and her suitcase home.
Author: Anna Dorozhkina