- The Hungarian position remains unchanged, this is what we will stand for: Rather than taking weapons to Ukraine, we should take peace - the Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orbán said on Tuesday. Photo by TOMS KALNINS/EPA/PAP
A year ago, after the Russian invasion on Ukraine, NATO defense ministers decided to create four new battlegroups in Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia and Hungary.
Poland will spend 4 percent of its GDP on defense this year, becoming the largest contributor relative to its economy in NATO, the country’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced on Monday. Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki speaking at a press conference in Siedlce, where he met with soldiers of the 18th Mechanized Division.
– Never before in the history of Poland has such large funds been provided for the modernization of the army, emphasized Deputy Minister of Defense Michał Wiśniewski, pointing out that a record amount of PLN 524 billion was allocated for the modernization of the Polish army. The deputy head of the Ministry of National Defense declared the readiness of the Polish government to cooperate with foreign partners.
- Poland along with Slovakia and the Czech Republic, will ask Hungary to promptly ratify the documents on Finland's and Sweden's accession to NATO - Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Sunday. Photo by PAP/Abaca
For the coming months, four Hungarian JAS-39 fighter aircraft and some eighty personnel will lead the mission out of Šiauliai air base in Lithuania. JAS-39 Gripen fighter jets of the Hungarian air force. Photo by SANDOR UJVARI / MTI / PAP / EPA
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the alliance is likely to expand new battle groups in its member countries of Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Slovakia amid growing concern about Russia’s ongoing conflict with Ukraine. Photo by STEPHANIE LECOCQ / PAP/EPA
Hungary’s defence minister Tibor Benkő welcomed completion of the Hungarian Armed Forces’ light helicopter fleet following delivery in December of the 20 H145M utility helicopters to their base in the 86th Szolnok Helicopter Base.