Croatia’s President, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, has admitted that border guards on the Croatian – Bosnian border are using “a little bit of force” to repulse migrants trying to enter the European Union there.
Croatian officials have kept denying that force is being used at the newest EU member’s border with neighboring Bosnia and Herzegovina to keep out migrants ever since in May 2019, Swiss broadcaster SRF showed footage of illegal deportations.
“When someone travels through this difficult terrain, it’s normal for them to get scrapes, bruises and injuries,” Croatian President Grabar-Kitarovic told local journalists during a visit to the border earlier this month.
“Next time you hear stories about the brutality of our police officers, you should think twice. They are not violent, I can guarantee that,” she added, European Views reports.