Returning to Hungary following an official visit to the United States during which he met General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi said the army stands ready to protect the Hungarian people should circumstances warrant it. He said that Hungary, like the US, had its own intelligence on the Russia-Ukraine situation, but it was important to observe that “we live here; Ukraine is our neighbor, and the United States is on the other side of the ocean.” He said the Hungarian Armed Forces were capable of handling “the current situation”. “The Hungarian armed forces are preparing for all possible courses of action.”
Asked whether American soldiers may be located to Hungary, Ruszin-Szendi noted NATO’s annual training exercises would be taking place and foreign soldiers would be present in Hungary this year. “Our soldiers will also be taking part in exercises abroad,” he added.
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