BUDAPEST (Sputnik) — The Hungarian border, which serves as an external border for the European Union, is currently only protected by the police.
"We will send 3,000-4,000 soldiers to the border, including reservists," recently-appointed Simicsko said in a parliamentary address.
Currently, refugees are allowed to freely cross Hungary's border with Serbia near the Hungarian village of Roszke.
Hungary is used as a gateway to wealthier EU countries by thousands of migrants. As a result, the country is experiencing an unprecedented influx of undocumented immigrants. Budapest estimates that over 156,000 migrants have illegally entered the country since the beginning of 2015.