https://www.rt.com/russia/577698-orban-military-meeting-ukraine-escalation/Orban calls navy assembly on account of intensifying battles

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https://www.rt.com/russia/577698-orban-military-meeting-ukraine-escalation/Orban calls navy assembly on account of intensifying battles

The transfer comes after Moscow claimed to have repelled a number of main Ukrainian assaults alongside the frontline

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has convened a Protection Council assembly to debate intensified combating between Russia and Kiev. The choice follows Moscow’s claims that each one Ukrainian makes an attempt to interrupt by Russian traces had failed.

Orban’s press secretary, Bertalan Havasi, mentioned on Thursday that Hungarian officers had gathered on the Carmelite Monastery in Budapest, which serves because the PM’s present residence.

Orban confirmed the information, writing on Fb that “a ceasefire and peace can be most vital,” however “combating has been intensifying since final night time” within the battle. He added that “for us, Hungary’s security comes first.”

In response to Havasi, the assembly was attended by plenty of high-ranking officers, together with the protection and inside ministers, chief nationwide safety adviser and a number of other generals. Nevertheless, neither Havasi, nor Orban supplied any element concerning the assembly’s precise agenda.

On Monday, Russia’s Ministry of Protection mentioned that Kiev’s troops launched a “large-scale offensive” alongside 5 sections of the entrance line in Donbass on Sunday, however their assaults failed with heavy losses.

Later, Russian Protection Minister Sergey Shoigu claimed that Ukrainian forces misplaced over 3,700 males, greater than 50 tanks, dozens of drones and a number of other jets and helicopters throughout the botched assault.

He added that the Russian navy itself had misplaced 71 troopers lifeless and 210 wounded in addition to 15 tanks and 9 armored automobiles whereas repelling the assaults.

Nevertheless, Ukrainian officers denied altogether that Kiev had began its long-anticipated operation, with Aleksey Danilov, the secretary of Ukraine’s Nationwide Safety and Protection Council, telling Reuters that “after we begin the counter-offensive, everybody will find out about it, they may see it.”

In the meantime, this week the New York Occasions and CNN, citing Western officers, reported that Ukraine had possible began the offensive, however was to date targeted on conducting probing assaults to seek out weak spots in Russian traces.

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