Putin says West, not Belarus, root cause of migrant crisis on border

MOSCOW (Reuters) -Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday that Western countries, rather than Belarus, were ultimately responsible for a migrant crisis on the Belarus-Poland border, pointing to wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Russia is a key ally of Belarus,...

Putin says any Belarusian move to cut gas flows risks hitting ties

By Katya Golubkova and Tom Balmforth MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday that Belarus had not consulted him before raising the possibility of cutting Russian natural gas flows to Europe, adding that such a move would risk harming ties...