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Bulgaria handed over a hundred armored vehicles to Ukraine

Jul 14, 2023

Bulgaria has handed over a military aid package to Ukraine, which includes 100 armored vehicles, mostly IFVs.

This was reported by Euracitiv.


Bulgarian authorities said that the package was Sofia's first official decision to help Kyiv with heavy equipment.

“This is armored military equipment purchased during the Revival Process and has never been used. At the same time, it generates costs for storage and maintenance,” said Ivaylo Mirchev from the governing coalition We Continue the Change – Democratic Bulgaria.

The decision to provide the armored vehicles was announced a week after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's visit to Bulgaria.

This is the first military package from Bulgaria to Ukraine to be officially announced. Until now, military aid has been kept secret, but it has been unofficially reported that Bulgaria is helping Ukraine with ammunition.

After providing armored vehicles, Bulgaria hopes to receive new equipment from the United States. The Bulgarian army has announced an order worth almost $1 billion for the purchase of modern Western armored infantry vehicles, but the procedure has not yet been finalized.

Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 14/07/2023

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