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Hungarian troops continuously arriving to eastern border

Sweeping majority of Hungarians wants peace

Fully 77 percent of Hungarians oppose the idea of Hungary, as a NATO member, sending soldiers and weapons to Ukraine, according to a Szazadveg Foundation survey conducted before the Russian military attack on Ukraine earlier today.

Szazadveg cited Prime Minister Viktor Orbán as saying that Hungary must stay out of the military conflict. It added, in  turn, that “Peter Marki-Zay, the left-liberal prime ministerial candidate, did not rule out the option of Hungary sending a military mission to Ukraine.”

According to the survey, 83 percent of respondents were concerned about the chance of a military conflict between Russia and Ukraine while 16 percent said the contrary.

Fully 95 percent stressed the need to make every possible effort to prevent war between Russia and Ukraine while 4 percent said that Russia should be punished with every possible means, including military force.

Szazadveg said that 77 percent of respondents disagreed with the proposal attributed to Marki-Zay while 19 percent agreed with it.

Szazadveg said that 86 percent of pro-government respondents and 57 percent of those supporting the opposition were against the deployment of Hungarian soldiers and weapons in Ukraine.

Hungarian troops continuously arriving to eastern border

Units of the Hungarian Armed Forces are continuously arriving in the eastern part of the country, the army’s chief said in Hajduhadhaz, in eastern Hungary, on Thursday.

Inspecting units at the local military base, Lieutenant-General Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi told reporters that the troops are being regrouped for two reasons.

First, they will assist police forces in managing a possible wave of migrants and providing humanitarian assistance, he said. Second, in the case of the worst-case scenario of armed groups drifting to Hungary, they will guarantee of the security of Hungarians, he added.


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