Hungary Hosts NATO Exercise in ‘Show of Strength’

Soldiers in Hungary's 25/88th Light Mixed Battalion, April 13, 2012 (photo: KGyST)

Soldiers in Hungary's 25/88th Light Mixed Battalion, April 13, 2012Hungarian and US soldiers took part in a joint military exercise Thursday, simulating “everyday” battle situations in Ukraine, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said.

Around 350 Hungarian and 60 US soldiers took part in the exercise near Veszprem 110 kilometers west of Budapest, during which troops, tanks and planes used live ammunition. . . .

“Our soldiers simulated situations which happen everyday (on the Ukraine-Russia border),” Orban said during a speech.

We have to continuously show strength,” he added.