Bulgarian Minister of Defence: Four Countries Fund Radical Islam in Bulgaria

"Four countries fund the manifestations of radical Islamism in Bulgaria. Target is the Roma population, ghettos in particular. " Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Krasimir Karakachanov said during his visit to Rousse. The recent case, with a Bulgarian citizen arrested and convicted in Austria, is proof of this in his view.

Bulgarian Defense Minister: Working Group will Study Offers for New Fighter Jets by October 19

Sofia. By October 19, a working group will analyse the proposals and will assess if they meet Bulgaria's requirements, in the meantime it may request further clarification from the bidders, Minister of Defence Krasimir Karakachanov told bTV regarding the opened offers in the competition for the supply of fighters.

Sappers of Belene Help in the Battle with Snowdrifts

Ground troop soldiers help the population in the severe winter environment, the Ministry of Defense said. Specialist officers of the 55th Engineer Regiment - Belene under the command of Captain Yordan Yordanov, with chain and specialized equipment from the 55th Engineers Regiment, went to the villages of Lozitsa, Lyubenovo and Vabel.

Bulgaria to Invite Offers For Delivery of Fighter Jets, Armoured Vehicles by End-March

Bulgaria will launch procedures for the procurement of fighter jets and wheeled armoured vehicles by the end of March, defence minister Krassimir Karakachanov said on Tuesday.

"We will seek offers for delivery of new fighter jets as well as used ones [...] We may also extend invitations to a larger number of participants," Karakachanov said in an interview with public TV channel BNT.