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Bulgaria approves supply of missiles to Ukraine and pilot training

Dec 7, 2023

The Defense Committee of the Bulgarian Parliament today, December 7, approved the provision of defective anti-aircraft missiles to Ukraine, as well as assistance in training F-16 pilots.


This is reported by RBC-Ukraine with reference to Bulgarian National Radio.

It is noted that after a lengthy debate, the Defense Committee supported the proposal to provide Ukraine with faulty anti-aircraft missile systems.

The proposal, signed by the three parties, also provides for Bulgaria's assistance in training Ukrainian F-16 pilots, including the use of Bulgarian airspace.

The proposals of the three batches are that Bulgaria should transfer to Ukraine faulty, outdated portable air defense systems and anti-aircraft missiles of various types.

To train up to four Ukrainian infantry or mechanized companies with a total of 160 soldiers in our country, as well as to participate in the training of Ukrainian F-16 pilots.

The decision of the Defense Committee is also to be discussed in the plenary session hall. The newspaper writes that given that the Emergency Defense Committee met on Thursday, the proposal for another military aid to Ukraine will appear in the House very soon.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 08/12/2023

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