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PRESIDENT BRIEFED ON LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN UKRAINE WAR

 

President Katalin Novák received a briefing on the latest developments in the war in Ukraine from Commander of the Hungarian Armed Forces Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi and Director General of the Military National Security Service János Béres. The army leaders assured the president that Hungary’s troops are capable of guaranteeing the safety of the Hungarian people. István Kun Szabó, the president’s chief military advisor, told public media after the meeting that normally, as commander-in-chief of the armed forces, the president would receive briefings every three months, but, because of the war, was now meeting with army leaders every two weeks. The president received a general briefing from the director general of the Military National Security Service, while the commander of the Hungarian Armed Forces told her about Hungary’s military upgrade, Kun Szabó said. He noted that during her visit to Israel last week, Novák inspected the Iron Dome missile defence system. Certain elements of the air defence system will be delivered to Hungary as early as next year, Kun-Szabó added. The president considers it important to receive precise briefings on the Ukraine war and also to meet with Hungarian troops in person, the chief military advisor said. Novák will soon pay a visit to the Hungarian soldiers serving in Iraq, he said.