Ministry of Defence

Ministry of Defence: No Bulgarian Мedics were Injured in the Mali Тerrorist Аttack

 No Bulgarian medics were injured in today's terrorist attack in Mali, the press office of the Ministry of Defence said. The attack took place far from the base of the Bulgarian medics.

There is no direct threat to the area.

The team of four Bulgarian medics is in good health and performs its duties.

MiG-29s donated by Russia to be fully operational in 2018

BELGRADE - All six MiG-29 jets donated to Serbia by Russia will become fully operational in 2018 after upgrades that will primarily improve their navigation and communication equipment pursuant to the ICAO standard, Tanjug learned at the Ministry of Defence on Monday.

One of the planes has been sent back to Russia for an overhaul, while the rest require only running maintenance.

Bulgaria Minister Resigns in Procurement Scandal

Bulgarian Health Minister Nikolay Petrov has resigned, the government press service announced, one day after an investigation on BTV, one of Bulgaria's main TV channels, revealed that as a head of the Military Medical Academy - a position he occupied before becoming a minister - Petrov signed contracts for 1.6 million leva [around 600,000 euros] for medical items with a company owned by the par

Vulin meets with Kostarakos

BELGRADE - Serbian Defence Minister Aleksandar Vulin met on Thursday with Michail Kostarakos, chairman of the European Union Military Committee.

Serbia's foreign policy goal is to maintain the status of a militarily neutral country, the Ministry of Defence said in a statement.

UK Police Arrest 4, Including Soldiers, Over Suspected Far-Right Terrorism

British police arrested four men on Tuesday, including some serving soldiers, on suspicion of belonging to a banned far-right group and planning terrorist acts, reported Reuters. 

The men, aged 22 to 32, were detained on suspicion of being involved in the commission, preparation and instigation of acts of terrorism and of being members of the National Action group.