Defence Ministry

Bulgaria Govt, Opposition Clash over Fighter Jets

The majority of Bulgaria's MPs on Thursday approved a report that recommends the revision of the procurement procedure for new fighter jets, alleging that there have been violations in the past.

MPs from the ruling centre-right party GERB of Prime Minister Boyko Borissov also indirectly accused President Rumen Radev of corruption.

Watch moment Russian helicopter “accidentally fires rockets at bystanders” (VIDEO)

Dramatic video footage has emerged of a helicopter accidentally firing a rocket at bystanders watching Russia’s military drills.

At least two bystanders were injured and two cars burnt down in the incident that occurred during the Zapad 2017 military exercises, the 66.ru news website reported Tuesday, citing an unidentified source familiar with the situation.

Union Mocks Call to Display Serbian President's Portrait

Serbia's Defence Minister, Aleksandar Vulin, has encountered opposition after he said that displaying President Aleksandar Vucic's portrait in ministry and army's offices would be a mark of respect for the country's "supreme commander".

Novica Antic, from the Army Union, has advised the minister to try to improve the position of soldiers instead.

Russia fires missiles at ISIL targets in Syria

A Russian warship and a submarine have fired four cruise missiles from the Mediterranean to hit Islamic State, Iraq and Levant (ISIL) targets near the Syrian city of Palmyra, Russian news agencies cited the Defence Ministry as saying on May 31.

Russia had warned the United States, Turkey and Israel before launching the missiles, the ministry was quoted as saying.

Zaev Unveils New Cabinet in Macedonia

Zoran Zaev revealed the composition of his cabinet late Sunday, which parliament is expected to approved this week. Speaker of Parliament Talat Xhaferi has set the date for the session to start on Tuesday.

The key posts are to be shared between Zaev's Social Democratic Party, SDSM, and Macedonia's main ethnic Albanian party, the Democratic Union for Integration, DUI.

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