Military development must be accelerated, says PM

Government

photocosmos1 / Shutterstock.com

The pace of the military development must be doubled or tripled, and Hungary needs to do very rapid capacity building, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in a weekly interview on public radio on Friday, according to a report by state news wire MTI.

Orbán said NATO has not yet considered the option in the war in Ukraine of the battlefront collapsing on the Ukrainian side. He said "the situation is very serious" and "there is every chance" that the fighting moves closer to Hungary.

"Seemingly superhuman work is needed" to radically increase Hungary's defense capabilities and "if we want peace then we need to significantly increase our military capabilities now," the prime minister said.

Orbán noted that this is not Hungary's war and that the country should stay out of it. He said Hungary is in a difficult position as it has already received 800,000 refugees fleeing from the war, while the number of people trying to illegally cross the Hungarian border has reached 100,000 this year.

ADVERTISEMENT

MET Group Launches Solar Parks in Hungary Green Energy

MET Group Launches Solar Parks in Hungary

Modern Cities Program Continuing This Year Government

Modern Cities Program Continuing This Year

Duna House Boosts Stake in Italian Peer Residential

Duna House Boosts Stake in Italian Peer

Avatar: The Way of Water Breaks Box Office Record in Hungary Art

Avatar: The Way of Water Breaks Box Office Record in Hungary

SUPPORT THE BUDAPEST BUSINESS JOURNAL

Producing journalism that is worthy of the name is a costly business. For 27 years, the publishers, editors and reporters of the Budapest Business Journal have striven to bring you business news that works, information that you can trust, that is factual, accurate and presented without fear or favor.
Newspaper organizations across the globe have struggled to find a business model that allows them to continue to excel, without compromising their ability to perform. Most recently, some have experimented with the idea of involving their most important stakeholders, their readers.
We would like to offer that same opportunity to our readers. We would like to invite you to help us deliver the quality business journalism you require. Hit our Support the BBJ button and you can choose the how much and how often you send us your contributions.