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Hungarian Defence Forces to provide training to help demining in Ukraine

Text: defence.hu / MTI | Photo: nato.int |  12:02 February 16, 2024

On the margins of the Meeting of NATO Ministers of Defence in Brussels on 15 February, twenty countries of the organization – among them, Hungary – signed a letter of intent on the establishment of a Mine Action Coalition – announced Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky on his social media page.

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“Mine clearance in war-torn Ukraine is one of the most urgent tasks to be accomplished, as it affects the everyday life of the population” – this was how the minister of defence drew attention to the problem.

“The Hungarian Defence Forces are going to contribute a mine clearance training program to the activity of the Lithuanian-led coalition” – wrote Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky about the Hungarian offer. Before posting on the social media page, in a press statement made in Brussels, he repeatedly emphasized that Hungary is committed to its NATO membership.

During a press conference following the Meeting of NATO Ministers of Defence, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg mentioned the agreement on establishing the Mine Action Coalition among his most important announcements.