Georgi Panayotov

Bulgaria sends troops to tackle migrant influx from Turkey

Bulgaria on Nov. 1 deployed 350 soldiers to the border with Turkey to help police cope with the growing influx of migrants, the defense minister announced.

"Soldiers arrived at the Bulgarian-Turkish border since today to back up the border police," Georgi Panayotov told the private bTV channel.

The 350 troops deployed with 40 units of equipment, he added.

Defense Minister Panayotov Called on Army Employees to get Vaccinated against COVID-19

97% of those accommodated for treatment by Covid at the Military Medical Academy are unvaccinated, announced the Minister of Defense Georgi Panayotov, who referred to data from medical statistics.

In a video message, Minister Panayotov called on army employees to be vaccinated against coronavirus.

New Caretaker Government in Bulgaria: PM and Most Ministers Keep their Office

 A presidential decree has been gazetted Thursday with the line-up of a new caretaker government that will prepare the November 14 elections for a new Parliament and the presidential elections to be held on the same day. Most ministers from the caretaker government of Prime Minister Stefan Yanev, including Yanev himself, keep their offices.

Caretaker Prime Minister: There is No Need for Troops on the Border

The army needs additional expenses of over BGN 20 million

"The armed forces are ready to join the border guard, but at this stage, this is not necessary."This was the answer of Caretaker Prime Minister Setafan Yanev and Ministers Boyko Rashkov and Georgi Panayotov to the questions of the deputies in the plenary hall.

Bulgarian Army Ready to Help Tackling Migrant Crisis

The refugee centres in Bulgaria  still have available capacity, but are filling up quickly. This was announced by Defense Minister Georgi Panayotov, referring to the information he has from the Advisory Council on National Security under the President He admitted that if the refugee wave escalates - new centres may need to be opened, but that has not yet happened.

MiG-29 Pilot Valentin Terziev, Posthumously Awarded Order of St. George

The military pilot Valentin Terziev, who died during exercise with his MiG-29 fighter, was posthumously promoted to the rank of "lieutenant colonel", Ministry of Defense announced.

By order of the Minister. Terziev was awarded the Order of St. George First Degree for officers.

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