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Aug 27, 2018

Hungarians will always honor the memory of soldiers fallen in their country, says official

State Secretary of Defence Szilárd Németh said it is a special duty of the Hungarian government to preserve the memory of war heroes and ensure that the fallen soldiers should not remain buried in unmarked graves

Hungary will always remember both Hungarian and Russian soldiers killed in action during the Second World War, according to State Secretary of Defence Szilárd Németh.

Németh said that Hungarians will always honor the memory of soldiers fallen in their country, including those who fought against them.

The state secretary made the announcement on Sunday in Csólyospálos, in southern Hungary, at the consecration of the refurbished graves of Hungarian and Soviet soldiers fallen in World War II.

He said it is a special duty of the Hungarian government to preserve the memory of war heroes and ensure that the fallen soldiers should not remain buried in unmarked graves.

Németh noted that more than a hundred thousand Soviet soldiers, tens of thousands of Germans, and thousands of Bulgarians, Romanians and soldiers of other nationalities died in Hungary.

He revealed that the government has signed agreements with nine countries on taking care of war graves and called for other such agreements to be signed, wherever necessary and possible, he said.

The commemoration was also attended by Deputy House Speaker Sándor Lezsák and Counsellor Alla Afonina of the Russian Embassy.