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Croatia: Hundreds of refugees cross into Hungary under military supervision01:53

Croatia: Hundreds of refugees cross into Hungary under military supervision

Croatia, Baranjsko Petrovo Selo
September 27, 2015 at 16:49 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hundreds of refugees crossed into Hungary at the Croatian-Hungarian border near the village of Baranjsko Petrovo Selo, Sunday, after leaving the Opatovac refugee camp by bus earlier in the day.

There was a large military presence at the border and local residents and the press were not allow to cross while refugees were arriving.

According to Serbia's Interior Ministry, the Opatovac Temporary Admission Centre is currently hosting around 1,900 migrants and refugees. In total, an estimated 60,000 refugees have entered Croatia in 2015 as of September 25.

The influx of refugees and migrants into Croatia has led to a dispute with Serbia. The fall-out between the two countries manifested as Croatia began turning away vehicles and migrants at its borders, saying it could not cope with the numbers. Serbian people and vehicles were also turned back as a consequence, which Croatia blames on a computer glitch. In response, Serbian authorities compared the alleged policy with "Nazi era" discrimination. In turn, Serbian authorities decided to ban imports of Croatian goods. Croatia responded by banning all Serbian-registered vehicles from entering the country. "Our answer is very simple," Ostojic stated.

Croatia: Hundreds of refugees cross into Hungary under military supervision01:53
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Hundreds of refugees crossed into Hungary at the Croatian-Hungarian border near the village of Baranjsko Petrovo Selo, Sunday, after leaving the Opatovac refugee camp by bus earlier in the day.

There was a large military presence at the border and local residents and the press were not allow to cross while refugees were arriving.

According to Serbia's Interior Ministry, the Opatovac Temporary Admission Centre is currently hosting around 1,900 migrants and refugees. In total, an estimated 60,000 refugees have entered Croatia in 2015 as of September 25.

The influx of refugees and migrants into Croatia has led to a dispute with Serbia. The fall-out between the two countries manifested as Croatia began turning away vehicles and migrants at its borders, saying it could not cope with the numbers. Serbian people and vehicles were also turned back as a consequence, which Croatia blames on a computer glitch. In response, Serbian authorities compared the alleged policy with "Nazi era" discrimination. In turn, Serbian authorities decided to ban imports of Croatian goods. Croatia responded by banning all Serbian-registered vehicles from entering the country. "Our answer is very simple," Ostojic stated.

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