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Bulgarian Parliament approves transfer of old S-300 missiles to Kyiv

Sep 27, 2023

On September 27, Bulgaria's parliament voted behind closed doors to supply Ukraine with missiles for S-300 systems that the country can repair on its own, but which, according to official Sofia, Kyiv can repair and use for defense.

Source: Sofia Globe.

Details: The debate in parliament lasted more than three hours before the decision was made. They started in an open session and then moved to a closed session to hear from the Bulgarian commander-in-chief, Admiral Emil Eftimov, and the second deputy commander of the Air Force, Brigadier General Petio Mirchev.


The exact result of the closed vote is not known. It was also unclear why the vote was held in a closed session, the newspaper writes.

The day before, the Defense Committee of the Bulgarian National Assembly at an extraordinary meeting adopted a proposal that Bulgaria send to Ukraine defective anti-aircraft guided missiles of the 5V55R(K) type and ammunition for automatic small arms of 5.56x45 mm caliber, which are no longer needed by the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

Experts and the Bulgarian Ministry of Defense claim that the missiles cannot be repaired in Bulgaria, while Ukraine has the conditions to repair them.

Author - Olena Madiak, 27/09/2023

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