Greece says cannot confirm nor deny that migrants sent back from Macedonia
Migrants try to get on a train to Serbia at a transit camp on the Macedonia-Greece border near Gevgelija January 6, 2016. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski
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ATHENS: Greece’s deputy defence minister said on Tuesday he could not confirm nor deny whether migrants who left a Greek transit camp and crossed into Macedonia on Monday had been returned back to Greece.

“What I know is that any procedure will take place via the usual diplomatic means,” Dimitris Vitsas told Greek TV when asked to comment on a Reuters report saying about 600 migrants had been sent back to Greece on Monday or overnight.

“I’m not aware of anything further in order to confirm or deny this.”

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