Vladimir Putin has waded into the migrant crisis condemning Europe's handling of asylum seekers and saying a case of child rape in Austria 'dilutes national values'.
The Russian president has largely kept quiet over the refugee crisis in Europe but has now spoken out of his disbelief over its handling claiming that a continent that 'can't protect its children' has no future.
His comments come off the back of a case in Austria last week, which saw an Iraqi migrant have his conviction of raping a 10-year-old boy at a swimming pool in Vienna overturned.
He was originally convicted of the crime but it was overturned because a court didn't prove he realised the boy was saying no.
It came after the migrant, identified as 20-year-old Amir A., claimed that it was a 'sexual emergency' because he had not had sex for four months.
A second trial for the rape is expected to take place next year, but the attacker is likely to remain in custody until then.
And speaking at a press conference this week, Putin slammed Europe's migration policy and cited the case, where the victim was from a Serbian family living in Austria.
He said: 'In a European country, a child is raped by a migrant, and the court releases him.
'It doesn’t fit into my head what on earth they’re thinking over there.
'I can’t even explain the rationale – is it a sense of guilt before the migrants? What’s going on? It’s not clear.'
He also claimed that the case highlighted 'the dissolution of traditional national values' adding: 'A society that cannot defend its children has no future.'
Gina Miller, one of the claimants who brought the article 50 case, said in a statement outside Royal Courts of Justice that the government should accept the ruling.
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