Nine Thousand Migrants waiting on Border of Bosnia and Herzegovina

June 7, 2020 12:45 PM

 

 

There are 5,500 migrants in the reception centers that are full in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and absolutely no one cares about those who are more and more on the street. At the same time, in the last 10 days, the pressure on the state border of migrants from the direction of Serbia has been increasing, where, according to available data, there are close to 9,000 of them, Avaz news portal reports.

The largest number of migrants are trying to cross the border on the Drina River in the area of Zvornik.

With the easing of the measures, a part of the 9,000 migrants, as many as there are in Serbia, are concentrated in Loznica and Banja Koviljac.

“By easing the measures, we see that migrants are moving again. In the last 10 days, we have registered about 450 newcomers,” Mirsad Buzar, Deputy Director of the Service for Foreigners Affairs of BiH, told N1.

Former minister of Security of BiH, Fahrudin Radoncic, stated that BiH can expect a new wave of migrants from Greece, The Srpska Times reports.

“There are about a hundred thousand of them and they will move across BiH to Croatia. You know that we have different opinions. What I am advocating is a very energetic approach, discouraging them, stopping them, and deporting them legally. Some others think that we should be silent, that we should make new camps,” Radončić told reporters in Sarajevo.

“BiH must take full responsibility sovereignly and without fear and clearly say that it does not want to accept illegal migrants. Firstly, because we do not know their identity, secondly, we cannot bear that burden economically,” Radončić pointed out and added that he would not agree to open the border for illegal migrants at the cost of not being the Minister of Security because, as he said, he knows what that means for BiH in five or ten years.

According to him, the key is regional cooperation, but also Brussels.

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