Budapest, December 6 (MTI) – A memorial for Hungarian naval officers is set to be erected in the naval cemetery of Pula, in western Croatia, in time for the inaugural memorial day for those killed in action, a Christian Democrat MP said on Tuesday.
The Pula local council has already approved the location of the memorial and the permit and construction works are also set to get under way soon, György Rubovszky told a press conference. The costs of the memorial are being covered in full by the human resources ministry, he said.
Rubovszky said the memorial was likely to be ready by June 10 next year, the inaugural memorial day for Hungarian sailors.
The Christian Democrats chose this day as the memorial day because it was on June 10, 1918 that the Austro-Hungarian battleship SMS Szent István was sunk by Italian torpedo boats.