Hungary built and opened a small military base on its southern border with Serbia, specifically to help the military patrolling to stop migrants from entering the country illegally.
“Defense Minister Istvan Simicsko said that base built with the assistance of Austrian soldiers would provide “worthy” conditions for the 150 troops to be stationed there,” reported AP.
“The defense of the border … so hundreds of thousands won’t march across the country, deserves total respect,” Simicsko told the soldiers. “Our most important common interest is the protection of the Hungarian citizens, our family members and civilians.”
The base at Hercegszanto complex is the fourth container base built near the border to cut the time troops take to reach the area where migrants are crossing.
Hungary is also building a double barrier fence to stop migrants cold from traveling through Hungary on their way to more prosperous Western Europe. “This will be a fence that will be able to block the path of even the largest crowds arriving from Turkey,” Orban said on Hungarian state radio. “So in Austria and Germany people can sleep soundly, because Hungarians will be protecting Europe’s external borders.”