The government will set up a border guard force within the ministry of the interior, Gergely Gulyás, head of the Prime Minister’s Office, told a regular weekly press conference on Thursday.
Gulyás said the border guards will be formed within the police and initially some 2,200 members will be recruited.
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The border guards will protect the border in cooperation with police, he said. This will take the burden off the army and more persons will be protecting Hungary’s borders, he added.
The budget resources will be provided from the defence allocation, he said.
In addition to a recent increase in the number of border violation attempts, the border violators have been acting more aggressively than before, he said. He cited an armed conflict on the Serbian side of the border which claimed lives and added that armed migrants had several times attempted to cross the border fence.
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