On Wednesday morning, the President of the Republic visited Hungarian soldiers who were injured in Kosovo and are now recovering in Hungary.
On her Facebook page, Katalin Novák wrote that as the commander-in-chief of the Hungarian Defense Forces, she personally thanked the soldiers for their bravery and wished them a speedy recovery.
The riots in northern Kosovo broke out on Friday. Hungarian soldiers serving in KFOR Kosovo under Italian command were deployed in the village of Zvecan on Monday. They carried out their duties as ordered, during which several of them were wounded. Altogether, 27 Hungarian soldiers were injured in the clashes, 12 of whom have already been repatriated.
In a few days, soldiers who were lightly injured in Kosovo could be discharged from the hospital, the Ministry of Defense told public television channel M1. One of the wounded soldiers suffered serious injuries which will take more than eight days to heal.
Tensions have been present in Kosovo in recent years, and after the recent unrest it is clear that reinforcements are needed. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has announced that more troops will be deployed to the region.
The peacekeeping mission currently has around 4,000 troops from 28 countries in the region. Hungary has a contingent of more than 400 troops in Kosovo to help the police.
Featured photo via MTI/Sándor-palota