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Mar 07, 2017

PM Orbán tells border patrols: "We are still under attack"

The pressure on Hungary’s borders will not cease in the next few years because millions more people are preparing to set off in the hope of a better life, PM Orbán said

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has said that the migrant crisis has not come to an end, and "we are still under attack".

The prime minister made the remarks during an oath-taking ceremony for a special police unit of border rangers today.

The pressure on Hungary’s borders will not cease in the next few years because millions more people are preparing to set off in the hope of a better life, PM Orbán said.

“We can only rely on ourselves," he said, adding that the European Union could not be relied upon and “they only make our job more difficult”.

According to MTI, the prime minister said that the migration crisis will last until its causes are removed.

PM Orbán asked the new border police to act firmly but humanely and follow the rule of the law.

The prime minister added that the regulations also apply to migrants who want to cross the border illegally. “This is the reality and cannot be overridden by any form of whining human rights nonsense," he added.

Hungary is currently one of the safest countries in Europe, the prime minister said. “If the world sees that we can protect our borders, that the enforced border seal is impossible to penetrate and that we continue to insist on our laws — and we do not waver for a second — then nobody will attempt to come to Hungary illegally,” he said.

The government decided last August to increase the number of border police by 3,000 and recruitment started on September 1.

The first group of new recruits took their oath on January 12 and an additional 462 took their oath today.