Bulgarian Armed Forces

President Radev Criticizes Bulgaria's 'Spineless' Stance on Ukraine

President Rumen Radev criticized Bulgaria's stance on Ukraine at the NATO meeting, describing it as insufficient and lacking backbone. Speaking firmly to journalists, Radev expressed his disapproval of Bulgaria being positioned as a continual financial supporter of Ukraine's war efforts "until final victory."

Kremlin Aims to Sway Bulgarian Elections, Says Acting Defense Minister

According to Acting Defense Minister Atanas Zapryanov, the Kremlin aims to directly influence the upcoming elections in June. Zapryanov made this statement at the opening of the spring session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, which runs from today until May 27. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is expected to attend the Assembly meeting.

Young Bulgarians To The Acting PM: "Just Don't Send Us To Ukraine!"

Acting Prime Minister Dimitar Glavchev has affirmed in an interview with "24 Chasa" that Bulgarian military personnel will not be dispatched to Ukraine in any capacity. The interview, scheduled for publication in the "24 Chasa" newspaper and on the website 24chasa.bg on Monday, addresses concerns over Bulgaria's involvement in the conflict.

Bulgaria's Day of Courage: Honoring St. George and the Bulgarian Army

On May 6th, Bulgarians commemorate St. George's Day, a significant occasion intertwined with the nation's history and traditions. Renowned as the "Day of Courage of the Bulgarian Army," this holiday pays tribute to the valor and bravery exemplified by Saint George, a revered figure in both religious and cultural contexts.

Bulgarian Navy Anticipates Upgrades and Modernization with New Equipment by 2024

In an announcement made on Friday, Flotilla Admiral Georgi Penev, Deputy Commander of the Bulgarian Navy, revealed plans for significant upgrades and modernization within the naval forces. As part of these efforts, new equipment is set to be introduced by the end of 2024, alongside the modernization of coastal formations.

Bulgarian Armed Forces Set for Thorough Modernization, Says Deputy Defence Minister

Deputy Defence Minister Atanas Zapryanov revealed the plans for the thorough modernisation of the Bulgarian Armed Forces, estimating a budget exceeding BGN 37 billion. Speaking at a conference commemorating the 20th anniversary of Bulgaria's NATO membership, held at Sofia's Central Military Club, Zapryanov emphasized the critical need for investment in defence capabilities.

Should Bulgaria Leave NATO? Our Readers Have Spoken

Bulgaria commemorated a significant milestone on Friday as it celebrated 20 years of NATO membership, a testament to its enduring commitment to international security and cooperation. On March 29, 2004, Bulgaria, alongside several other nations, officially joined the NATO alliance, solidifying its position as a key player in the global defense landscape.

Bulgaria Celebrates 20 Years in NATO with Open Days and Special Events

In commemoration of Bulgaria's 20th anniversary as a member of NATO, the Ministry of Defence has announced open days at military formations across the country. The press centre of the Ministry revealed that the Land Forces will be hosting these events on March 28 and 29, inviting the public to explore and engage with Bulgaria's military heritage.

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