Kristof Szalay-Bobrovniczky - Photo: MTI

Szalay-Bobrovniczky: ‘We are living in an age of peril’

Defence Minister Kristof Szalay-Bobrovniczky said Hungarians are again living "in an age of peril" at a commemoration marking the 175th anniversary of the 1848-49 revolution and freedom fight in Szombathely, in western Hungary, on Wednesday.

Addressing the event organised by the Klapka Gyorgy Equestrian Guard and Heritage Preservation Association, Szalay-Bobrovniczky said Hungary must stay out of the war in neighbouring Ukraine, but “keep the powder dry”.

Although Hungary “stands on the side of peace”, it is building an army that is “modern and uses the latest technology”, while preserving Hungarian soldiers’ “ancient virtues”, such as those of the hussars who fought in 1848-49, he added.

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