Ukraine Crisis: NATO to establish multinational battlegroup in Hungary

Ukraine Crisis

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Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said NATO leaders had decided to establish multinational battlegroups on the alliance's eastern flank, in a video message posted on Facebook after the summit in Brussels.

He added that one of the battlegroups would be in Hungary and led by Hungarian officers. Five other NATO countries have signaled that they will join the Hungarian battlegroup: the United States, Turkey, Croatia, Montenegro and Italy, Szijjártó said.

He said it was a "big success" for Hungary that NATO's position on the war in Ukraine, a stand that "fully concurs with Hungary's national interests," remained in force.

"NATO is not a combatant in the war in [Ukraine] and does not want to become a combatant, and everything must be done to prevent the war from escalating and spreading beyond the borders of Ukraine," he added.

"Our most important goal [...], the government's most important commitment, is to ensure that Hungary stays out of the war," he said.



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