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The Hungarian army mobilizes its helicopters to monitor the border with Serbia

(B2) The Hungarian government has decided to send reinforcements to its southern border with Serbia. Since last Wednesday (February 24), the army has deployed helicopters at five points close to the border, between Szeged (Hungary) and Sobatica (Serbia): in Mórahalom, Ásotthalom, Domaszék, Kelebia and Röszke (see map) .

The number of personnel serving along the border has also been increased significantly "and deployed armored vehicles" along threatened border sections to support border guard patrols, the Ministry of Defense said. The tone used in Budapest leaves no doubt about the perceived seriousness of the threat. " The Hungarian government is committed to protecting the borders of the Schengen area, and is doing its best to preserve the security of Hungarian citizens ". (NGV)

(source: Google map, Annotations: B2)
(source: Google map, Annotations: B2)

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).

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