Preventative Medical Repatriation from Camp Butmir

On 31 March 2020, two EUFOR members were repatriated by helicopter to their home country for medical reasons. One soldier had a confirmed case of COVID-19 and one soldier was suspected to be infected with the virus. The flight was a preventative measure organised between EUFOR and the troop contributing country.

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Commander Multinational Battalion visits Border Crossing Points

On 26 March 2020, the Turkish Company of EUFOR’s Multinational Battalion conducted a patrol to the border crossing points at Zvornik, Karakaj and Sepak. The Commander of the Multinational Battalion, Lieutenant Colonel Alfred Steingresz, joined the patrol to witness his troops conducting their operational tasking.

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Hungarian Company prove their capability

On 21 March 2020, the Hungarian company of EUFOR’s Multinational Battalion (MNBN) conducted an exercise in Rajlovac, to prove that they had reached Full Operating Capability. The exercise was based on a scenario simulating civil unrest and was observed by EUFOR Chief of Staff, Brigadier General László Szabó, and Commander MNBN, Lieutenant Colonel Alfred Steingresz.

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EUFOR to Continue Operations Despite Impact of COVID-19

EUFOR Commander, Major General Reinhard Trischak, met with the Director of the Border Police of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Zoran Galić, on 16 March 2020. They discussed the activities of the Border Police, the migrant situation and maintaining the work of the EUFOR mission during the unprecedented situation presented by the Corona Virus.

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New memorial to Hungarian Soldiers unveiled at Camp Butmir

On 13 March 2020, COMEUFOR, Major General Reinhard Trischak, and the Hungarian Ambassador in Bosnia and Herzegovina, His Excellency Krisztián Pósa, gathered at the Memorial Park in Camp Butmir to unveil a Memorial Stone in honour of all the Hungarian Soldiers who have served in Peacekeeping Missions throughout the World.

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