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Austria Increases Control on Hungary Border

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.07.28.

Austria has tightened control at the border with Hungary due to an increased inflow of illegal migrants, Austrian news agency APA said on Tuesday.

A battalion of the Austrian Armed Forces are patrolling the area between the villages of Felsőpulya (Oberpullendorf) and Nezsider (Neusiedler) using infrared cameras and drones, APA said.

Austrian Interior Minister Karl Nehammer visited the region earlier in the day, and said the measures were designed to deter illegal migrants from trying to enter the country.

The Burgenland regional police have said that so far, 5,400 illegal migrants have been detained in the border area this year. In 2016, altogether 6,500 migrants attempted to cross the border during the entire year, the police said.

Illegal Migrants Make Attempt to Break Through Serbia-Hungary Border
Illegal Migrants Make Attempt to Break Through Serbia-Hungary Border

A group of 15 migrants tried to enter Hungary at Ásotthalom on Tuesday evening, spraying uniformed officers protecting the border with a gas spray from the Serbian sideContinue reading

Featured photo illustration by MTI/EPA/Christian Bruna