"Across the world and in Western countries there are tectonic shifts in public opinion toward greater protection of national interests. Right now Europe faces a specific problem — a massive influx of migrants. But did Europe stand at the origins of the decisions that led to this situation? We have to be honest, these decisions came from overseas, while Europe deals with the problem,” the Russian leader said.
He added that many more examples of the misleading US guidance could be named.
"But that does not mean that we should demonize the US policy, they carry out a policy that serves their own interests. But we need to seek a balance of interests," Putin pointed out.
According to the January's poll, carried out by Gallup and released by the International Organization for Migration, 52.1 percent of Europeans believe that migration levels in their home countries should be decreased.