Some 4,000 Migrants Cross into Serbia from Macedonia Overnight

Southeast Europe | August 23, 2015, Sunday // 12:04|  views

Migrants arrive at the train station in the southern town of Gevgelija, Macedonia, after they broke through a cordon of Macedonian special police forces at the border with Greece, 22 August 2015. EPA/BGNES

About 2,000 migrants have entered Serbia on Sunday morning after crossing from Macedonia, Tanjug reported.

They are queing orderly in front of the reception centre in Presevo, waiting for the Serbian authorities to organize their transportation by buses to Belgrade. According to Tanjug, the migrants have reached Serbia’s border by bus, travelling north from the southern Macedonian town of Gevgelija.

Meanwhile, Serbian state broadcaster RTS reported that another group of about 2,000 migrants has crossed the border from Macedonia near Miratovac village and is heading to Presevo by bus and on foot.

Late on Saturday, the migrants stormed their way into Macedonia from Greece, overhelming the Macedonian police forces after waiting for nearly three days in a no-man’s land between the two countries.     

Serbia’s Defence Minister Bratislav Gasic will visit Presevo border crossing later on Sunday as well as the reception center for migrants in the town.

A Macedonian train full of migrants, which departed early on Sunday from Gevgelija, hasn't arrived yet at Tabanovce, at the border with Serbia, RTS said.  


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Tags: Serbia, macedonia, migrants, Presevo, Gevgelija, Gasic


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