Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky said Hungarians are again living “in an age of peril” at a commemoration marking the 175th anniversary of the 1848-49 revolution and freedom fight in Szombathely, in western Hungary, on Wednesday.
Addressing the event organised by the Klapka György Equestrian Guard and Heritage Preservation Association, Szalay-Bobrovniczky said Hungary must stay out of the war in neighbouring Ukraine, but “keep the powder dry”.
Although Hungary “stands on the side of peace”, it is building an army that is “modern and uses the latest technology”, while preserving Hungarian soldiers’ “ancient virtues”, such as those of the hussars who fought in 1848-49, he added.
Hungary is living in an age of peril because there is a war next door in Ukraine and Hungary is not prepared for war as usual. The EU is not happy with Hungary. The US is not happy with Hungary. NATO is not happy with Hungary. Even some members of the V4 are not happy with Hungary. If Putin decides to move west you are screwed.
Reminiscent of the capitulation, the rapidness of Poland “Falling over” – the German invasion – at the commencement of World War 11.