Hungary stands by Austria with all its strength, and is ready to do everything it can to save Europe from a series of terrorist attacks, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on Tuesday, after terrorists had killed at least four in shootings in downtown Vienna on Monday.
“We are shaken and upset” by news of the attack, Orbán said in a video message on Facebook.
Hungary fully supports Austrians, Orbán said. “An attack against you is an attack against us, your pain is ours and your challenges are ours too,” Orbán said.
“We shall pray for the victims and wish strength to their families,” he added.
Addressing Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, Orbán said: “Dear Sebastian, please know that we stand by you and will do all in our power to deter potential terrorists and to apprehend the perpetrators.”
“We are ready to work with you to save Europe from a series of terrorist attacks similar to the ones you have suffered.”
Heavily armed men opened fire around 8 pm in downtown Vienna on Monday, killing at least four and injuring many. By Tuesday morning, the police had killed one attacker, who was identified as a follower of the Islamic State terrorist organisation, and were on the hunt after at least one more.