Contents tagged with Hungary

  • Joint exercises involving Romania, Ukraine, Hungary and Slovakia begin

    On September 19, in Romania’s northeastern Satu Mare county on the Someș river, about 30 km southeast from the Ukrainian border, the Blonde Avalanche 2016 joint military exercises started, with participation from servicemen from Romania, Ukraine, Hungary and Slovakia.

    As reported by a correspondent from Radio Svoboda, Ukrainian participants are practicing tasks related to the elimination of consequences of disaster and minimization of losses as part of an international joint pontoon-bridge …

  • NATO air defense exercises begin in Slovakia

    The international Tobruq Legacy 2016 exercises began on Monday at the Lest training area in Slovakia. The air defense units of eight NATO countries are participating in the exercises. The countries involved are Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Slovenia and the US. This was reported by the press service of the Czech Ministry of Defense.

    “The goal of the exercises is to test and strengthen the level of interaction of ground air defense units in accordance with …

  • Hungarian Foreign Minister: Russia poses no threat to NATO members

    According to Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó, the notion that Russia would attack a NATO member is “unrealistic”, Reuters reported.

    "I don't think it is a realistic assumption today that Russia would attack any NATO member state," Szijjártó said during an interview with

    The Hungarian Foreign Minister explained that every country has senses of “different intensity” about the threat of Russia.

    "This is not how we feel about Russia. I don't think Russia would pose an …

  • Hungarian Ambassador in Kiev: The EU hasn't provided enough assistance to Ukraine

    The European Union hasn't provided Ukraine with enough help financially and hasn't taken any steps to appeal to Ukrainians. These were the sentiments expressed by Hungarian ambassador to Ukraine Ernő Keskeny, expanding on the position of his country's government during an interview with Interfax-Ukraine.

    "Europe didn't provide enough financial help, it did not even make such gestures as, say, a visa-free regime, which costs nothing financially. In his [the Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orbá …

  • German Finance Minister: Putin fears European democratic model

    German Finance Minister, Wolfgang Schäuble, stated that the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, is afraid of the European social and democratic model and therefore is trying to separate EU member States.

    He stated on the 3rd of March, in London, that Russian President Vladimir Putin is afraid of the European democratic model thus, Europe has to resist his attempts to separate EU member states. According to Schäuble, the Russian Government is not concerned about the extension of the European …

  • Despite sanctions, Hungary wants to purchase Russian helicopters

    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the potential sale of 30 Mi-8/17 helicopters to Budapest, despite the EU’s sanctions banning such transactions.

    According to an informed source who spoke with UNIAN, "the Hungarian Ministry of Defense wants to buy about 30 multipurpose helicopters Mi-8/17 from Russia. The contract value is estimated to be more than $ 400 million. Orban's visit to Moscow on February 17th included a discussion of a contract.” …

  • Viktor Orban Calls for Normalization of Relations between EU and Russia During Visit to Moscow

    The Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, called for the normalization of relations between Russia and the EU during his visit to Moscow.

    Budapest is interested in the normalization of relations between Russia and the EU, the Prime Minister of Hungary, Viktor Orban, stated on Wednesday, February 17th, at a meeting with the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin.

    "We all would like the relations between Russia and Europe to normalize. It is in the interests of Russian-Hungarian …