Commander of the Hungarian armed forces paid a secret visit to Ukraine
Only the official Facebook page of Hungary’s embassy in Kyiv reported about Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi’s visit to Ukraine. The Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, invited Hungarian politicians, including PM Viktor Orbán to Ukraine. However, no official of the government has accepted his invitation yet.
The commander of the Hungarian armed forces, Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi, paid an official visit to Hungary’s war-stricken neighbour yesterday. The official Facebook page of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine wrote about the event yesterday evening. That post was shared by the Facebook page of the local Hungarian embassy without any comments. Therefore, index.hu wrote that the Hungarian party kept the visit secret for some reason.
According to the Ukrainian post, a small delegation arrived in Ukraine headed by Ruszin-Szendi. He met Valerii Fedorovych Zaluzhnyi, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Zaluzhnyi said that the visit of his Hungarian counterpart was a sign that Hungary stood by Ukraine in the war against Russia.
“I greatly appreciate the professional relationship and companionship with my Hungarian colleague. I am satisfied with the military cooperation between our countries” –
Mr Zaluzhnyi added. He also added that the military relationship between the two states was excellent.
Based on the Ukrainian Facebook post, the Hungarian delegation made a tour in Ukraine. They visited Dnipro, Kryvyi Rih, and even Mykolaiv, which Russians have bombed recently. The Hungarian delegation was in Harkiv and Chernihiv. Furthermore, they visited Kyiv’s newest museum exhibiting objects Ukrainian forces took during the war.
Inside the museum. Photo: FB
Moreover, they visited a number of Kyiv suburbs where Russian forces allegedly committed war crimes (Gostomel, Irpin).
Honvedelem.hu shared a report about the official visit only after the index’s article was published. According to them, the two commanders discussed the present and future of the two countries’ military relationship. Ruszin-Szendi informed his Ukrainian counterpart about the military developments and the challenges lying ahead of the defence forces.
He expressed his appreciation towards the Ukrainian soldiers, who bravely protect their country and Ukraine’s citizens.
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