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Idea of Hungarian border fence shocks Serbian PM

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Serbia’s Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic (pictured) last night expressed shock at yesterday’s announcement that the Hungarian government is planning to erect a four-meter-high fence along the entire 175-km Hungarian-Serbian border.

“Serbia will not follow the Hungarian example; it will not build walls and will not live in Auschwitz,” the prime minister told Serbian TV news, according to Hungarian online daily origo.hu. “I do not understand the situation, but I do believe that my Hungarian colleague will give me a logical answer.”

Vucic said he would consult with Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and EU leaders in order to find a solution for the issue of immigrants.

According to Vucic, Serbia cannot be made responsible for the situation of migrants who use the country as a transit route, adding that these people are not willing to stay in Serbia.

“We feed them and take care of them. What else are we expected to do? They want nothing from our country, and now somebody is erecting a wall against us,” Vucic was quoted as saying. 

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