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Croatia suspects scam in MiG-21 overhaul deal with Ukraine

The Croatian military police are carrying out "a big investigation" concerning a deal that saw the country buy and overhaul MiG-21 jets in Ukraine.

Zagreb-based Jutarnji List daily writes that "many irregularities" have been uncovered so far, while there is "serious suspicion" that "someone received bribes."

Overwhelmed Albania Delays Auction of Old Jets

The Albanian Defence Ministry has postponed an auction of old Russian and Chinese-made military planes following an unexpectedly large number of requests to take part in the bidding.

Earlier this month, the ministry put out a routine announcement of an auction on February 22 to sell 36 planes and four helicopters parked in military aerodromes.

US Air Force F-15 Deploy to Bulgaria for Bilateral Training Event

A dozen US Air Force F-15s and some 180 personnel have been deployed at Bulgaria’s Graf Ignatievo Air Base to take part in a bilateral exercise with the Bulgarian Air Force.


The two-week training exercise codenamed Thracian Eagle 2014 comes at a time when US’ Eastern European partners and allies are concerned about rising tensions between Russia and Ukraine.