"Europe has always been a comfortable environment, a place to live. And we largely took an example of how to develop the territories. So far, there is, of course, so much to learn, but the problem is that, unfortunately, the European Union… had an absolutely thoughtless attitude toward migration policy… As a result, millions of people arrived in Europe, the adherents of a completely different culture. Let alone the extremists and terrorists, who also get there. They have, in fact, changed the European landscape. Europe has become troubled," Medvedev said in an interview with the Vesti v Subbotu television program.
The Russian prime minister added that the notorious and "horrific" events should become a lesson for both Europe and Russia, as Brussels should take "extraordinary" measures to guarantee safety and unity. As for Moscow, the European example should warn it against "hasty decisions" and help value domestic safety and stability.
Despite stronger measures to boost security, more European cities became targets as a wave of attacks has occurred in Europe, including a truck running over a crowd in France's Nice, a suicide bombing near an open-air music festival in Germany's Ansbach, and a hostage taking at a church in France's Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, Normandy, in which a priest was killed.