Slovak National Party (SNS) leader Ján Slota has warned that Hungary is planning a military attack on Slovakia and that the Slovak army’s combat readiness must be improved. Slota, speaking to journalists on Tuesday, March 23, said: “Hungary is planning on military invasions of neighbouring countries.” This, he said, was in order to alter the borders set by the 1920 Treaty of Trianon. He added that the Slovak army is almost completely unready in this respect at the moment, the newswire TASR reported.
"The second most popular [Hungarian political] party Jobbik presents itself in a way that they plan to use military power to change the borders in neighbouring countries," Slota said, as quoted by TASR, pointing to the fact that Tamás Gaudi Nagy, a Jobbik candidate in Hungary’s imminent general election, recently supported the idea of beefing up the Hungarian army.
The SNS leader also said he was confident that the Hungarian army "has been busy training how to cross rivers", while nobody in Slovakia has been paying attention to this. "There are dozens, hundreds of members of Hungarian Intelligence in southern Slovakia, as if no-one has noticed," Slota said. Slota asserted that Slovakia's military forces are "weak now", and its only functioning unit is the 5th Special Tasks Regiment based in Žilina, according to TASR.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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24. Mar 2010 at 14:00