Budapest, December 21 (MTI) – A Slovak police unit dispatched to help Hungarian forces in patrolling the Hungarian-Serbian border in an effort to stem the massive influx of migrants has concluded its mission and will return home.
In a ceremony in Szeged, Janos Balogh, the commander of Hungary’s riot police, thanked the work of the 50 border guards Slovakia contributed as an ally immediately on Hungary’s call.
They worked together with Hungarian units in protecting the border with Serbia that 1,000 migrants sought to cross illegally per day on average with their numbers reaching 10,000 at times, he said.
The Slovak unit was dispatched within a cooperation framework of the Visegrad Four grouping. The other members, Poland and the Czech Republic, also dispatched units to southern Hungary.