Hungary's border fence – Photo: wikipedia

Border patrol units replace troops on Hungary-Serbia border

The Hungarian Armed Forces on Thursday ended active service on the Hungarian-Serbian border, and were replaced by the border patrol units set up earlier this year.

Bence Retvari, a state secretary of the interior ministry, said addressing the handover at the Hercegszanto army base near the border that more than 263,000 illegal entry attempts had been thwarted this year on that border section alone.

Those serving here “are protecting one of the most-attacked border sections in the European Union”, he said.

Tamas Vargha, a state secretary of the defence ministry, said that three-quarters of all Hungarian troops had already served at the border, “a testimony to their preparedness, love of country and commitment to peace”.

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