Austrian troops to stop migrants crossing border with Italy | EU Boarder Walls 

Austrian defence minister sends four Pandur armoured personnel carriers to Tyrol region and 750 troops are on standby

Source: Austrian troops to stop migrants crossing border with Italy | World news | The Guardian

“Austria has announced it is ready to use soldiers and tanks to stop migrants crossing its border with Italy, as Brussels urged Europe to help Italian authorities manage an “unprecedented” arrival of people from north Africa.

Austrian defence minister Hans Peter Doskozil announced that four Pandur armoured personnel carriers had been sent to the Tyrol region and 750 troops were on standby.

Speaking to the Kronen Zeitung, Doskozil said troops on the Brenner pass would be “indispensable” if large numbers of people continued to arrive in Italy from the central Mediterranean. He told the popular daily newspaper that border controls on the busy Alpine pass would be reintroduced very soon, although his office said no timetable for the measures was fixed.”

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