Hungary started building the fence on the Croatian border to prevent the influx of refugees, using the forces of the regular army and police,Reuters reported with reference to the Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.
“We must implement the same measures as on the Serbian border,” he stated.
According to Orban, the army is attracted to work on the construction. Currently 600 soldiers are involved, another 500 will be drawn on Friday and more than 700 by the end of the week.
According to Hungarian law enforcement officers, on Thursday, 17 September 500 migrants have been detained on the Croatian border.
Earlier, Hungary started the construction of a barbed wire fence with a length of 175 km on the border with Serbia. The work is expected to be completed until early October.
The package of amendments which have tightened the Hungarian laws on migration and border protection, entered into force on 15 September. A day earlier, the country has decided to close the border with Serbia. As a result, the flow of migrants rushed to the side of Croatia.
As it was reported, in the evening of September 17, the Croatian police blocked traffic on all roads leading to the seven border crossings with Serbia.
The UN considers Hungary tightening measures against migrants to violate the Budapest’s obligations to the UN and the EU.