Ministry: Hungary troops standing ground in NATO’s Kosovo peacekeeping mission
The ministry said in a statement that Hungarian soldiers have also taken part in dispersing protesters in Kosovo.
The Hungarian NATO peacekeepers were deployed on Monday afternoon to repel protesters at a municipality building in the town of Zvecan, who took to the streets over the outcome of a recent mayoral election, the ministry said.
Several NATO soldiers were injured in the clashes, including more than 20 Hungarians. Seven of them have been seriously injured, the ministry said, adding that their conditions were stable.
The injured Hungarian peacekeepers will be flown back to Hungary by the Hungarian Armed Forces for further treatment, the statement said.
The rescue unit headed by Ferenc Kajari, former commander of the KFOR mission, will leave for Kosovo in the evening hours, it added.
The defence ministry and the Hungarian Armed will continue to update the public on the situation, the statement said.