MOSCOW (Sputnik) — German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen condemned Hungarian police for using brutal tactics, like tear gas, against migrants at the border with Serbia.
"This is not acceptable, and this is against the European rules we do have," the minister told CNN. "Therefore it is very important that we respect human dignity and human rights – and refugees have a right to be treated decently."
Clashes on the southern Hungarian border continued on Wednesday after desperate asylum seekers stormed the gate at the barbed-wire fence that now separates the European Union’s eastern frontier and Serbia. Three children were injured in the clashes with riot police, who used tear gas against mostly Syrian families.
On Sunday, Germany imposed border checks on the border with Austria to control the flow of immigrants.