Contents tagged with Bulgaria

  • Bulgaria urges NATO to increase support for Ukraine

    Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev met with the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.

    Bulgarian President expressed his support in continued assistence of Ukraine by the North Atlantic Alliance. The decision about the further assistence will be made at the Warsaw NATO summit in early July.

    "During the meeting of NATO defense ministers, it was decided to increase support for Ukraine. We expect that this support will be approved at the NATO meeting in Warsaw,” said Plevneliev after talks …

  • Bulgarian President: Russia is trying to destroy the foundations of the EU

    Russia is trying to destroy the foundations of the European Union, as stated by the President of Bulgaria, Rosen Plevneliev, on Wednesday, June 8th speaking in the European Parliament, EurActiv reports.

    According to him, the crisis in Ukraine shows that Russia "does not support the principles of international order. The Kremlin is trying to destabilize the situation in the EU. He tries to destroy and bring down the foundations of the European Union, such as unity, solidarity and the rule of …

  • Poland to participate in NATO airspace patrols over Bulgaria and Romania

    Polish fighters will take part in NATO's air patrol mission over Bulgaria and Romania, as stated by the Deputy Defense Minister of Poland, Tomasz Shatkovsky, Evropeyskaya Pravda reported.

    According to Shatkovsky, by participating in the Alliance’s airspace patrol over the Balkans, Warsaw wants to show that Poland is concerned not only about their own safety, but that of all NATO member states.

    As the Deputy Defense Minister explained, NATO’s mission over Romania and Bulgaria will take place …

  • The United States plans to deploy special forces to Bulgaria

    The U.S. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Bulgaria, Eric Rubin, stated that the United States plans to increase its military personnel in Bulgaria beginning 2017.

    “We expect the significant increase not only in the number of joint military exercises and training with Bulgaria but also in the number of military units deployed in Bulgaria, including Navy Seals in the Black Sea region,” Rubin said.

    The Ambassador emphasized the successful conduct of the number of joint military …

  • Ukraine, Romania and Bulgaria discuss possibility of creating joint army brigade

    The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, discussed the possibility of creating a joint military brigade with Romania and Bulgaria during his visit to Bucharest.

    “We have discussed the possibility of creating a Ukrainian-Romanian-Bulgarian brigade based on the model of the Ukrainian-Lithuanian-Polish brigade, as we have had a very positive experience implementing that agreement, during the President of Bulgaria’s visit to Kiev and in today’s negotiations. I’m sure that such steps will …

  • President of Bulgaria calls for Savchenko’s release; says Crimea is Ukraine

    During his visit to Kiev, Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev told his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko that Crimea belongs to Ukraine. He also stated that Nadiya Savchenko and other Ukrainian political prisoners held in Russia should be released immediately, Poroshenko’s Press Secretary Svyatoslav Tsegolko wrote on Twitter, as reported by Interfax-Ukraine.

    "The President of Bulgaria: 'In every speech I emphasize that the Crimea is Ukraine. And Ukraine is Europe,'" Tsegolko wrote.

    The …

  • Russian S7 Airline finds way to circumvent ban on flights over Ukraine

    The largest private Russian airline company, S7 Airlines, wants to provide service through another airline in Bulgaria’s capital for flights from Moscow to Europe through Ukraine, RIA Novosti reported.

    “Yes, we have sent the documents for the registration and purchase of the local airline company. Ukraine’s airspace is closed to us and it is impossible to fly to Bulgaria while bypassing Ukraine,” S7 co-owner, Natalya Fileva, stated in her interview with journalists.

    She noted that a few …

  • Construction of the South Stream Pipeline Postponed

    The construction of the South Stream Pipeline remains suspended, as reported by Bulgarian National Radio based on Russian sources. Earlier the Standard, a Bulgarian newspaper, stated that the construction of the South Stream Pipeline may resume in the next few weeks. They reported that their sources stated that the delay is due to the deterioration of Russian-Turkish relations and the refusal of the Turkish Stream project which was discussed as an alternative to the South Stream.

    On Monday, a …

  • Bulgarian airespace is closed to Russian fllights

    Bulgaria has closed the country's airspace to Syrian-bound Russian flights.

    Bulgarian authorities have not given any reason for refusal to provide an airspace to  two Russian flights.The planes will have to take an alternate route over Iran.Russian Federation has submitted a request to Bulgarian authorities to provide airspace to  two Russian flights to deliver humanitarian aid to Syria.Bulgarian authorities have  refused to provide an airspace  without giving an official reason.On Monday, …

  • Bulgaria closed its air for Russian aircrafts to Syria

    Bulgaria closed its air for Russian aircrafts with humanitarian aid to Syria.

    According to the Greek edition of Kathimerini, the decision of Bulgaria will "simplify” the life of Greek government. "We have enough information that makes us have serious doubts about the cargo of the planes, which is the reason for the refusal," the Bulgarian foreign ministry’s spokeswoman said on Tuesday. Earlier it was reported that Greece received a request from the US to prohibit Russian aircraft with …