BUDAPEST (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – July 14, 2022) Hungarian Defense Minister Kristof Szalay-Bobrovniczky said on Thursday that he had instructed to strengthen the combat readiness of the country’s armed forces and to organize training exercises intense training in different parts of the country due to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and the influx of migrants into Hungary.
“Until now, the Hungarian army has carried out actions of lesser intensity, ordinary peacetime tasks. Now that is changing… To protect peace in our country, I ordered the commander of the forces to Hungarian defense forces Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi to strengthen combat readiness This means that in the coming weeks and months, soldiers will train more frequently and more intensively in larger military units in several parts of the county.
The preparation process will be accelerated and more reservists will be drafted,” Szalay-Bobrovniczky wrote on his social media account.
He pointed out that Hungary faces unprecedented security threats due to the ongoing conflict in neighboring Ukraine and the actions of illegal migrants occupying the south of the country.
“Everyone in Europe is reacting to this: the United Kingdom has mobilized its forces, Slovakia has declared a state of emergency, Poland is strengthening its preparation, so Hungary should also prepare,” added the minister.
Szalay-Bobrovniczky said that only a modern national defense system that reacts immediately and effectively to threats is the only thing that can guarantee the country’s security.