Budapest, September 17 (MTI) – Hungarian police were exposed to brutal attacks from Serbian territory at the Roszke border crossing point on Wednesday, the Hungarian foreign minister told MTI late on the day in response to critical remarks by the German defence minister and the Serbian prime minister.
In the brutal attack by a group of aggressive migrants, 14 Hungarian police officers were injured, Peter Szijjarto said, adding that it was quite evident that the officers defended themselves and protected Hungary’s territory.
If Serbian police had prevented the attacks on the officers, there would not have been any acts of violence, he said.
In a CNN interview, German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen qualified the Hungarian authorities’ actions as unacceptable.
Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic accused Hungary of what he called a “brutal” and “non-European” handling of migrants at the two countries’ border, and urged the European Union to intervene. Vucic called on Hungary to abstain from firing tear gas to Serbian territory.