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Bulgarian Defense Minister: Russia is not a threat to us

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The Minister of Defense (also known as the Deputy Prime Minister of Bulgaria), Krasimir Karakachanov, said that the Cabinet of Ministers should edit the document, in which Russia is called “a threat to Bulgaria’s national security.” Recall that on the eve of the head of the Bulgarian government Boyko Borisov said that Bulgaria, by definition, should consider Russia a threat, since that is the definition of Russia given to NATO, and Bulgaria is a member of NATO.


Krasimir Karakachanov, speaking on the air of one of the Bulgarian TV channels, said that Bulgaria had "the need to pursue a balanced policy towards the Russian Federation."

Bulgarian Defense Minister: Russia is not a threat to us


Bulgarian Minister of Defense:
The truth is that the tense situation in relations between NATO and Russia arose because of the situation around the Crimea and Ukraine. In my opinion, the military conflict between the Russian Federation and the North Atlantic military bloc will not come, there will be negotiations. And that negotiations in priority. For Bulgaria, Russia is definitely not an immediate threat.


Karakachanov is in favor of deepening contacts with the Russian Federation to sign an agreement on the repair and modernization of the MiG-29 of the Bulgarian Air Force.
According to the Minister of Defense of this country, up to 80% of the Bulgarian aviation canned or just does not rise in the air.

Karakachan:
If we have available airplanes, then why are we going to buy new ones. Explain to me what the logic is: you have a sufficient number of reliable fighters that can be repaired, but are you going to buy new ones and put them back in the hangars?

Recall that earlier the Bulgarian president said that the MiG-29 "outdated" and Bulgaria needs new aircraft. Where to get funds for new planes, the president did not specify.
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  1. ImPerts
    ImPerts 20 September 2017 17: 08
    +2
    I don’t even know how to react ...
    Probably expect specifics from Bulgaria, i.e. Do not run towards with open arms.
    Let them first decide between themselves and for themselves.
    1. Maz
      Maz 20 September 2017 17: 15
      +3
      Ripened, it must be less than a year. You see what is the connection between the Turkish stream and Bulgaria. I never thought that the Turks would be our allies. Muslims, and you go. And for the Bulgarians ashamed of where it comes from.
      1. nik-karata
        nik-karata 21 September 2017 08: 13
        0
        I don’t understand, regarding the mental abilities of the Bulgarian Peppers ... Where did their short circuit happen? As in the film, I remember here, I don’t remember here, but they have an enemy here, they have a friend there ... Chamomile.
    2. Vend
      Vend 20 September 2017 17: 17
      0
      Quote: ImPerts
      I don’t even know how to react ...
      Probably expect specifics from Bulgaria, i.e. Do not run towards with open arms.
      Let them first decide between themselves and for themselves.

      Yes, just an odd day of the week, tomorrow they will say the opposite laughing
      1. Vladimir16
        Vladimir16 21 September 2017 06: 33
        0
        Quote: Maz
        Muslims, and you go.

        You need to go yourself. Where to go tell the Muslims of whom in Russia we have millions. And with whom we live side by side for hundreds of years.
        Bulgarians, by their very nature, upon their occurrence, are NERUSI. Abandoned Russian roots. They have always done and will do what the Anglo-Saxons will tell them. And in our history there were times when the next Romanov as a dog served himself before the Englishman with a crown on his head. The last service ended in the collapse of the Empire.
        So the question is who is more sincere to us - a Turk who wants to sell us his goods or a European who wants to kill you or at least rob you.
    3. Thracian warrior
      Thracian warrior 20 September 2017 17: 34
      0
      I do not need Russian gas, friendship with the Russians, too. All.
      1. Dmitry Skorobogatov
        Dmitry Skorobogatov 20 September 2017 17: 45
        +1
        Offended Thracian Russian brother smile
      2. kapitan92
        kapitan92 20 September 2017 18: 17
        +6
        Quote: Thracian warrior
        I do not need Russian gas, friendship with the Russians, too. All.

        Then what are you doing on our site? am
        1. Gado
          Gado 20 September 2017 20: 06
          +6
          This is a troll, in Bulgaria, for all the more or less popular sites, they stand in bulk and write nonsense for nonsense, and in Russian, as I see it, don’t pay any attention to it.
          1. kapitan92
            kapitan92 20 September 2017 20: 30
            +4
            Thanks! drinks
      3. ImPerts
        ImPerts 20 September 2017 20: 03
        0
        Quote: Thracian Warrior
        friendship with the Russians, too.

        Live without it.
        What are you doing here?
      4. niksan2002
        niksan2002 20 September 2017 21: 23
        0
        A stone on the neck and in the sea.
    4. Xnumx vis
      Xnumx vis 20 September 2017 17: 38
      0
      The law of unity and struggle of opposites The unity and struggle of opposites is the universal law of natural and socio-historical reality and its knowledge by human thinking, expressing the essence, the “core” of dialectics. ... The unity of opposites is relative, temporarily, the struggle of opposites is absolute.
  2. Cutter
    Cutter 20 September 2017 17: 11
    +7
    Also "tear apart" in the Bulgarian government, the prime minister is one, the minister of defense is another! Do airplanes need to be repaired? yes
    1. Holsten
      Holsten 20 September 2017 17: 22
      +2
      One is fulfilling NATO allegiance, and the other is Russian gas and tourists.
    2. Hammerlock
      Hammerlock 21 September 2017 04: 40
      0
      yes let cordovye modelki do and fly
  3. rus-5819
    rus-5819 20 September 2017 17: 16
    +2
    Bulgaria, by definition, should consider Russia a threat, since it is this definition of Russia that NATO gives

    Brothers are prostitutes! How much Russia saved you, and you paid with black ingratitude, bordering on betrayal. What is changing now? Hungry or cold?
  4. APASUS
    APASUS 20 September 2017 17: 22
    +1
    Your strange words, the left hand does not know what the right is writing. Paradoxes of Bulgarian politics, to climb a tree and not to cut off the tail?
  5. evil partisan
    evil partisan 20 September 2017 17: 47
    +2
    I have an Internet friend, a Bulgarian, we occasionally play chess at Chessfriends. Very high opinion of this general. And because of the position in Russia as well.
  6. Kostadinov
    Kostadinov 20 September 2017 17: 50
    +5
    Friendship with Russia for Bulgaria is like air and sun for the whole living being. This was said by Dimitrov, but it is true in the past, and even more so today.
  7. bald
    bald 20 September 2017 17: 50
    0
    Oh, oh, oh, well, just like a fox, from afar so quietly, although the fox is a smart beast - forgive. Start to reach what you lost? We listened to the states, from which u, you, will not add a cent to the treasury, but only losses. Yes, I'm talking about the pipe. But to be a gas transit is a gold mine. And under the USSR, we, you, both appreciated cigarettes, and bought wine and shoes. And everything would have remained the same, plus the pipe. Well, MiGs - we’ll fix it.
  8. Thracian warrior
    Thracian warrior 20 September 2017 17: 51
    +1
    I am convinced. that at the match Kubrat Pulev-Joshoa, all Russians from the VO forum would be rooting for the Negro, to spite the Bulgars. Yes? wassat
    1. Gado
      Gado 20 September 2017 20: 18
      +5
      I want to say goodbye, fuck, pony, teach good Kato si decided to write a site in Russian. Haman from takiva "warriors" kato to you!

      I'm trying to hammer something to my sonarodnik, but I'm not sure what will come.
      1. dik-nsk
        dik-nsk 21 September 2017 04: 32
        0
        but I’m not sure that he is your fellow countryman and understands that it’s easily a mattress troll, writing under someone else’s flag and intentionally distorting words
  9. pvv113
    pvv113 20 September 2017 17: 54
    +3
    For Bulgaria, Russia certainly does not pose an immediate threat

    Is that an insight?
    1. Masya masya
      Masya masya 20 September 2017 18: 09
      +6
      Quote: pvv113
      Is that an insight?

      no it's pragmatism ...
      Bulgaria needs new planes.
      1. pvv113
        pvv113 20 September 2017 18: 13
        +3
        Business and nothing personal? wink
        1. Masya masya
          Masya masya 20 September 2017 18: 16
          +5
          Quote: pvv113
          Business and nothing personal?

          Yes sir yes
    2. lance
      lance 20 September 2017 18: 14
      +1
      precisely, to see some kind of prophet dreamed.
      1. pvv113
        pvv113 20 September 2017 18: 18
        +3
        I guess I guess wink
    3. jonhr
      jonhr 20 September 2017 20: 26
      0
      Yeah. do not perceive already. here on the site learned laughing
  10. 1536
    1536 20 September 2017 18: 46
    0
    I would like to write that in the 70s of the XIX century it was necessary to negotiate with the Turks, and not to fight with them, in order to later hear from the Bulgarians that we were a threat to them. But this is nonsense, and a handful of fat cats in power can’t change the attitude of one people to another. Or maybe?
    1. Gado
      Gado 20 September 2017 20: 12
      +6
      You are right, ordinary people, as they loved Russians, they still love, but the fact that our "fat cats" in power work out money is no longer a secret for anyone.
      1. turcom
        turcom 21 September 2017 06: 21
        0
        Well, after all, time after time, you choose them and these "fat cats"
        1. Gado
          Gado 21 September 2017 20: 52
          +3
          And what, you do not have fat, who are constantly sitting in your Duma thanks to your people ?! After all, both we and you already have a whole layer of professional politicians who do nothing and get huge amounts of money just because they are in the Duma and the people choose them by skill. You have at least some kind of choice, still a huge country, but what can we tell the Bulgarians? When you see for 27 years that nothing is being done as it should and that the people you choose in the hope that something will change for the better do the same as the previous ones, when everyone is bogged down in corruption and fraud, when the court does not judge, and the criminals are free? You have at least Putin, but we have only one “talking head”, which says that only the right, prompted and written words and nothing more. We have no hope, comrades.
    2. jonhr
      jonhr 20 September 2017 20: 28
      0
      it didn’t work with the Turks, I would agree for one simple reason. the goal was to join the empire
  11. Berkut24
    Berkut24 20 September 2017 19: 12
    0
    The truth is that the tense situation in NATO-Russia relations arose due to the situation around Crimea and Ukraine

    This is precisely untruth. And it broadcasts not as a Slav, but as an Anglo-Saxon. To lie like that, as Goebbels bequeathed. While he was just a general, he said smart things. How did I get into the matrix, so that's it, I gotten wry.
    1. AlexKP
      AlexKP 20 September 2017 22: 19
      +1
      Why not true. He’s talking about NATO and not about Bulgaria.
    2. nedgen
      nedgen 20 September 2017 23: 33
      +1
      Sorry Berkut, but who told you that Karakachanov is a general? He is a civilian minister of defense. Our President is a former Air Force general. And Karakachanov says differently than the prime minister because they are from different parties. Smartly from the coat of arms, and Karakachanov from united patriots. Here are the different positions. Moreover, Karakachanov RIGHTS completely. Enough to be storages for mattresses. Why do we need the f-16th third-hand unit 1 or 2 from Portugal (in no way even our old (un-modernized) moments exceed the excluding fuel consumption and there may be the effectiveness of firing at ground targets (all the same, it’s more like a bomber than MiG-29 fighter and vice versa)) And why do we need to change ALL equipment because of second-hand junk ??? It is much more profitable to repair and upgrade existing Dryers and MiGs. And for Russia, too, more profitable. All the same, a pretty penny (and considerable) will earn and tied Bulgaria to itself more tightly. All the same, without spare parts, planes will not take off, and without ammunition, combat planes are simply not needed, and in addition to bombs and shots for guns, nothing is produced from ammunition. This is what mattresses are afraid of. And about why help the Bulgarians? Yes, you can also ask WHY CHINA sell the latest technology that China is much more likely to turn against Russia than against the United States, and also they must copy this technique. If jet engines they may not succeed immediately then the electronics is MANDATORY.
      1. Berkut24
        Berkut24 21 September 2017 10: 55
        0
        Yes, I actually wrote about the President of Bulgaria. Maybe it's not entirely clear - I can agree with that.
  12. Esoteric
    Esoteric 20 September 2017 19: 54
    0
    Bulgarian Defense Minister: Russia is not a threat to us

    And what is Bulgaria for Russia? Thrice betrayed by the state? After such statements, the Russian Foreign Ministry should have sent our Russian "ha ha ha" to Bulgaria laughing
    1. Gado
      Gado 20 September 2017 20: 15
      +4
      Put your hand on your heart and think again who betrayed whom, because it all began with the collapse of the Soviet Union. Who is to blame for this? You know it yourself.
      1. CAT BAIYUN
        CAT BAIYUN 20 September 2017 23: 35
        +7
        Each nation has its own traitors. Disputes are superfluous.
        When will you begin to recover? Brothers? Or will you format your life according to striped mattress patterns?
        Serbia pleases me from the former social camp.
        And the statements of the leaders of most of the former Commonwealth countries are not associated with anything other than howling of jackals paid.
    2. nedgen
      nedgen 21 September 2017 00: 07
      0
      Well, about someone who betrayed more, it was still said by the grandmother in two. The treason of Russia began back in 1885 when Russia recalled ALL military advisers (actually commanding the young Bulgarian army) and left to deal alone with the Serbs who attacked us. In addition, due to the unification of the princedom of Bulgaria and eastern Rumelia (de facto two still vassals of the Ottoman Empire), the Russian emperor forced the Bulgarian prince Batemberg to abandon the throne and then approved the rogue Ferdinand in his place. (It may seem strange, but all the same, Russia approved Batemberg in due time and also then approved Ferdinand, although Bulgaria was legally a vassal of Turkey at that time.) Then, in 1913, when we ordered all TWO divisions to strike intimidation at the Serbs and an allied war broke out ( although it would have started anyway - Greece and Serbia already had a secret allied treaty against Bulgaria) and when the Bulgarian army began to prevail over the armies of the Greeks and Serbs despite a blunt beginning and even arranged for the complete defeat of the Greeks in Cre nenskom Gorge Russia had onslaught Romania and Romania attacked us from the north and poskolku against them did not have any troops on the word is almost reached Sofia. Meanwhile, however, Nicholas 2 promised to become the personal patron of the first Romanian regiment that crosses the Bulgarian border. As a result, the Romanians took South Dobrudja in addition to the North received from Russia as payment for participation in the war of 1878-1879. (by the way, Northern Dobrudja is originally a Bulgarian territory since at least 681, and according to some reports it’s almost a decade before). Then, when in 1915 the Bulgarian government decided to whom it would join, it asked Russia to attack the Serbs so that they would finally return the indisputable zone in Macedonia which should have departed to Bulgaria as a result of the 1911 treaty. RI refused. And the triple alliance promised everything and still immediately gave a large loan of gold to prepare for war with virtually no interest laughing In addition, the Germans simply bribed Ferdinand with a solid sum of money in gold and a castle in Germany. Of course, the people accepted with entusiasm the accession to Germany because the Bulgarians fought for the unification of the people. Of course, they would have fought with even greater enthusiasm with the Turks if they knew that Macedonia would be returned back. And no one expected that the Romanians would join the war and because of them they would have to fight with the Russians, albeit on the Bulgarian territory. Something like this. If you do not believe it, go ahead and be surprised how little you knew about the relations of Bulgaria with RI, the USSR and Russia
  13. Baloo
    Baloo 20 September 2017 20: 29
    +1
    Bulgarian Defense Minister: Russia is not a threat to us

    There are still sane Bulgarians. May they win drinks , not American bedding. angry
  14. faterdom
    faterdom 20 September 2017 20: 31
    +2
    What a threat! We don’t eat green peas anymore, we don’t smoke Rhodope, and for the pirated release of Kalashnikov assault rifles we still recall. But in general it’s ridiculous: the Balts evaluate whether we are a threat or not a threat to them, now Bulgaria is here. Poroshenko has been at war with Russia for the fourth year without regaining consciousness.
    Guys, calm down everything - in the strategic plan for the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation you simply are not there, so, tactical hills and copses, with the local population, in the calculation for which the troops will have to drag extra field kitchens.
    Well, if someone stupidly placed American bases, garrisons, airfields, radars, or even more missiles - our field kitchens will not be needed there - there will simply be no one there after the first 40 minutes of hostilities! I want to make sure that you are not mistaken and do not have any illusions in Latvia, Bulgaria, Poland, or even Ramstein or Aviano. Residents near the Thames will also advise moving away!
    1. Antianglosax
      Antianglosax 20 September 2017 22: 02
      +1
      Eesovtsy, that is, geyroptsy, like small children - they lied to them from three boxes, and most importantly they concealed them. I don’t know how it will turn out with mattresses in the event of a mess, but the geyrope will surely be full of transsiles, given the population density and its full decorativeness!
    2. CAT BAIYUN
      CAT BAIYUN 20 September 2017 23: 28
      +7
      The absence of Ramstein and Aviano after the start of the "sheer" does not upset me much, but the peas ..... For this, western-drive comrades definitely need to be recalled .....
      1. Hammerlock
        Hammerlock 21 September 2017 04: 47
        0
        and not only peas, a variety of canned fruits and vegetables, wonderful apples, wines
  15. - = ANTRAX = -
    - = ANTRAX = - 21 September 2017 06: 42
    0
    it’s expensive to be friends with the State Department, get used to it.
  16. SOF
    SOF 21 September 2017 07: 50
    +1
    Quote: Gado
    You are right, ordinary people, as they loved Russians, they still love, but the fact that our "fat cats" in power work out money is no longer a secret for anyone.

    Yes, we are aware. We also have enough goblins under power. And do not pay too much attention to local outbursts of emotions - these are just emotions.
    ... a couple of excerpts from the same site:
    ... During the shooting at the firing ranges, the Bulgarian soldiers flatly refused to shoot, because, in their opinion, "Russian identification marks were put on the targets and they wouldn’t shoot at Russians!" ....
    ... Even Hitler personally could not force Tsar Boris to send the Bulgarians to the Eastern Front. Tsar Boris said that "Bulgarian divisions will immediately go over to the Russian side under a brass band" ....
  17. Thracian warrior
    Thracian warrior 21 September 2017 10: 38
    0
    In 1878 we were released in 1885. put pressure on the Serbs to attack us. The king is the liberator and the king is the conqueror 2 in 1. Brother ... there is brother. wassat