Bulgaria’s New Defense Minister Announces Plan to Provide Military Assistance to Ukraine

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MOSCOW, (Sputnik) – On Tuesday, the Bulgarian parliament approved the new government led by physicist and chemist Nikolai Denkov. The post of the defense minister was taken by military expert Todor Tagarev, who had led the Defense MInistry in March-May 2013.

Bulgarian new Defense Minister Todor Tagarev announced his intention to provide military assistance to Ukraine among his first statements. In a speech following the parliamentary vote, Tagarev said his ministry intends to continue efforts to strengthen the country’s defense capability.

“The second point is the contribution of our army to Black Sea security… We must help Ukraine continue its counteroffensive,” the Bulgarian newspaper quoted the minister as saying.

Tagarev said the assistance should not harm the defense capability of Bulgaria.

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