The actions of customs officials who were shooting at cars carrying migrants on May 9 near Veľký Meder (Trnava Region), during which a Syrian woman was injured, was legitimate and appropriate, regarding the situation. These are ordinary police methods in situations when the armed forces can use their service weapon if a car does not follow their orders, said Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák.
“We cannot know who is in the car and the car can also threaten innocent civilians,” Kaliňák said, as quoted by the TASR newswire, adding there is always a high risk of injuring someone.
Everybody knows that if they do not follow orders a situation similar to the one in Veľký Meder will follow, the minister added.
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