Military development must be accelerated, says PM
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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.
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