Hungarian troops near the Ukrainian border - Photo: MTI

Military to launch nationwide recruitment campaign

Hungary's military is launching a nationwide recruitment campaign with a view to informing as many people as possible about the forms of service and career opportunities offered by the Hungarian Armed Forces, the defence ministry said on Friday.

The campaign will target young people who are prepared and willing to act in the interest of defending their homeland, family and loved ones, the ministry said in a statement.

The Armed Forces offers an attractive career to those who, in addition to their individual progress, value community, camaraderie and a youthful outlook and are interested in high-tech military equipment, it added.

In addition to recruitment offices, the campaign will also have an online component and will run on various media platforms, the statement said. It will also involve recruitment events across the country.

The campaign’s opening event will be held at Budapest’s Balna cultural centre on Monday and will welcome anyone looking to join the military either as a contract soldier or a reservist, the ministry said.

“The war, migration and the security challenges facing Europe have demonstrated that we are living in the age of dangers and that peace and security have become more valuable,” the ministry said. Strengthening, upgrading and bringing more young people into the military in the interest of boosting the country’s security is a priority task, it added.

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