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Hungarian troops are standing their ground in NATO’s Kosovo peacekeeping mission

Several Hungarian soldiers have been injured, their condition is stable

Text: Ministry of Defence |  11:17 May 30, 2023

Hungarian soldiers were also taking part in dispersing a crowd in Kosovo. In the afternoon of Monday, 29 May, the nominated soldiers of the Hungarian Defence Forces serving with NATO’s peacekeeping force were deployed at the town hall in Zvecan, Kosovo.

The crowd that gathered at the municipal building had taken to the streets because of the outcome of a recent election. Soldiers of several nations have been injured in the clash, including more than 20 Hungarians, according to current information. Seven Hungarian soldiers have sustained serious injuries, their condition is stable. The Hungarian Defence Forces are going to transport the injured Hungarian soldiers by air to Hungary for further treatment. Led by earlier KFOR commander Major General Ferenc Kajári, Deputy Chief of HDF General Staff, a military medical team is leaving for Kosovo in the evening hours.

The Ministry of Defence and the Hungarian Defence Forces are providing regular situation updates.