Hundreds of refugees enter FYROM

Hundreds of refugees enter FYROM

Skopje, 15 March 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Naser Pajaziti

Hundreds of refugees are staying near the village of Moin on the border with Greece. Around one thousand of them were reported to have entered FYROM yesterday by breaking the border fence.

The Ministry of Interior in cooperation with the army has attempted last night to move a part of the refugees in lorries to the Greek border. But, this operation was not finalized successfully. The residents of the village of Moin have followed the movement of the refugees,  but they have appealed from the army and police to offer protection because the refugees have approached their houses.

World news agencies say that the number of refugees in question is higher.

Meanwhile, along with the refugees, over 30 journalists and voluntaries of humanitarian organizations have entered the territory. After being verified by police, they were given a fine of 510 euros each and were banned from entering the country for a period of six months.

The ministry of Interior also says that extra security measures have been taken to prevent possible attempts to enter the country by refugees. Around 12 thousand refugees are situated on the other side of the Greek border. /ibna/

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