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Stoltenberg called Bulgaria a loyal ally in NATO

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Bulgaria is a "loyal ally within NATO that contributes to collective defence." This is what NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called this country on Twitter after talks with Prime Minister Kirill Petkov, during which they discussed the accumulation of Russian troops allegedly on the border with Ukraine and the consequences of this for European security.


Petkov personally told Stoltenberg about the innovative idea of ​​the Bulgarian authorities to create a special battalion as part of the country's armed forces to respond to crises. Defense Minister Stefan Yanev was the first to come up with this idea. A few hours later, the government held a closed meeting, after which the prime minister announced the decision to create a new unit.

As noted in the SEGA publication, it is assumed that the battalion will be completed by both Bulgarians and military personnel from other countries that are part of NATO. Although the head of the military department believes that the Bulgarian army is able to independently cope with the challenges it faces. The new unit is proposed to be placed on the "eastern flank of the alliance" as a response to the crisis associated with Ukraine. However, it is not clear which particular location of the battalion's deployment is in question.

At the same time, the Bulgarian Ministry of Defense hopes that the United States, NATO and Russia will be able to achieve a peaceful solution to the Ukrainian problem:

They communicate with ultimatums, this does not give an opportunity for diplomacy.


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Ministry of Defense of Bulgaria
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  1. Thrifty
    Thrifty 3 February 2022 17: 21
    +19
    It would be better for the Bulgarians to think that shitting into the garden of Russia is at least stupid. The "brothers" have the Turks at hand, they remember history well, and they have drawn conclusions a long time ago. And, here the Bulgarians went under NATO in vain, although, apparently, it is more convenient for them to be at least under someone, and not an independent country!
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        1. krot
          krot 3 February 2022 20: 46
          +5
          Bulgarians are an eternal story ..) They are always allies of anti-Russian coalitions. Only from destruction we eternally save them)
          1. Nexcom
            Nexcom 4 February 2022 07: 12
            +3
            Bulgarians are an eternal story ..) They are always allies of anti-Russian coalitions.


            And at the same time, a little something - they immediately remember about the brotherhood.
            The language is one thing, but the deeds are quite the opposite.
    2. SKVichyakow
      SKVichyakow 3 February 2022 18: 52
      +2
      Quote: Thrifty
      It would be better for the Bulgarians to think that shitting into the garden of Russia is at least stupid. The "brothers" have the Turks at hand, they remember history well, and they have drawn conclusions a long time ago. And, here the Bulgarians went under NATO in vain, although, apparently, it is more convenient for them to be at least under someone, and not an independent country!

      The calculation is made on the fact that EVERYTHING will be repeated as it always was, they are beaten, we are in a hurry to help. But I think we have learned lessons on how to behave with them. Everything is just yourself.
    3. Ryaruav
      Ryaruav 3 February 2022 19: 02
      0
      thrifty, tell me, under whom did they have to lie down? under Yeltsman who sold not only Yugoslavia but Russia
      1. Thrifty
        Thrifty 3 February 2022 20: 58
        +10
        Ryaruav, but to remain an independent country for a start, have you tried it? And, the name of my country is Russia, do not be too lazy to write with a CAPITAL LETTER for the future!
    4. Igoresha
      Igoresha 3 February 2022 19: 14
      -7
      The "brothers" have the Turks at hand, they remember history well, and they have drawn conclusions a long time ago.
      those minus! 300 years have passed and the world is different
      1. Skyscream
        Skyscream 4 February 2022 11: 45
        +4
        Igoresh, yes, the world is different, but the Turks are the same!
    5. alystan
      alystan 3 February 2022 19: 30
      +10
      An informative article about Bulgaria, more precisely about a journalist who "lives" on Deutsche Well. Which is finally going to be covered up. Did it really take so long to keep your Joker up your sleeve in order to answer the Germans for the ban on broadcasting from them RT only now.
      This same DW works interestingly, positioning itself as a multilingual platform, but many of the declared ones are not at all, and for each existing language segment it has a separate specific information material.
      Well, that's right, they're closed. It just took a long time to do so.
      https://riafan.ru/1600199-publicist-tulin-kak-obmanyvaet-narody-nemeckaya-volna
      1. pytar
        pytar 3 February 2022 21: 03
        0
        An informative article about Bulgaria, more precisely about a journalist who "lives" on Deutsche Well.

        Deutsche Welle can say whatever he wants. In Bulgaria, few people read/watch them. The "popularity" of this media in BG tends to zero. Dozens of Russians work in it, you better ask what they write about Russia! bully
        1. alystan
          alystan 3 February 2022 22: 05
          +5
          An article here on the site about Bulgaria's relations with NATO.
          I gave a link to an article about the closure of the Far East, in which it was said about some journalist Nikolai Tsekov. Which, as you rightly note about the Far East (Deutsche Welle can say anything), does exactly the same, but writes focusing exclusively on the Bulgarian reader.
          The Russians you mentioned are doing the same dastardly job, but their target is a Russian (Russian-speaking) audience.
          Boyan, but you still read the article. The information is still serious.
          1. pytar
            pytar 3 February 2022 23: 51
            -3
            Typed in the search engine "Nikolai Tsekov Deutsche Vele." What was revealed crushed me into a stupor! belay Articles by that "author":
            "Turkish timidity" is a metaphor, historical truth is a friend.
            How did the animal beat the Bulgarians in the Ottoman Empire?
            Cozy on "Turkish timidity".
            Tourist timidity is always an excuse for failing.
            Kogato Rusia "liberate" Bulgaria.

            These are the abominations of the perverted consciousness! The Janissaries hate their people the most! I will refrain from commenting on the ego address, otherwise I risk getting banned for obscene language! negative It is clear why this creature is shitting from DW. In Bulgaria, hardly anyone knows him.
            1. alystan
              alystan 4 February 2022 03: 56
              +2
              So let's defeat, Boyan, all these Tsekovs and other perverts, traitors and enemies of their countries! drinks
              We started with DW, one of the main breeding grounds for lies, of which there are still quite a few in Europe.
              And the fact that the name of this Tsekov is not well known in Bulgaria does not mean at all that no one in your country has read his slanderous phantasmogorical opuses. It's not bad to see him working out his thirty pieces of silver, since he is in the state of DW.
        2. Cat Kuzya
          Cat Kuzya 5 February 2022 16: 58
          0
          Do not forget that the elites and government officials, as well as politicians in Bulgaria, as in any other country lured by the EU from the former CMEA, are lured directly from the EU. That is, they receive a salary directly from Brussels, hence their irreconcilable Russophobia, because they want to eat, and Russophobia is generally the foundation that unites the entire EU and NATO. The Bulgarian leadership simply cannot express its opinion, it is obliged to follow in the wake of the Russophobic policy of the EU, which is run by Poland and the Baltic countries, according to orders from the USA and Great Britain. However, believe me, the common people in Bulgaria have not forgotten anything, they have not forgotten everything that the Russians have done for Bulgaria and what they are trying to do for it now, but they cannot do it when they meet with resistance from the leadership lured by the EU. And they are very sorry about this, not follow the lead of the EU, which is trying from the Vatican and the countries of Poland and the Baltics to quarrel the entire Orthodox world, believe me, ordinary people in Bulgaria are always together with Russia.
    6. den3080
      den3080 3 February 2022 23: 02
      +3
      NATO has a lot of loyal allies. Wagon and small cart.
      Afghanistan, for example, from the recent.
      1. Vladimir Mashkov
        Vladimir Mashkov 5 February 2022 15: 31
        0
        Quote: den3080
        NATO has a lot of loyal allies. Wagon and small cart.
        Afghanistan, for example, from the recent.

        COMPLETELY agree with you! Devotees NATO/USA has "allies". And there will be more! And all of them will be betrayed by NATO without hesitation, as soon as the US decides! laughing

        By the way, some not very and not yet devotees are quite visibly hesitant... lol
  2. Cat Alexandrovich
    Cat Alexandrovich 3 February 2022 17: 24
    +8
    Eka, he faked the Bulgarians. Called a loyal ally of NATO, a member of this NATO! The status has obviously been downgraded. Troll, damn it!
    1. Flooding
      Flooding 3 February 2022 17: 31
      +7
      Quote: Cat Alexandrovich
      Eka, he faked the Bulgarians. Called a loyal ally of NATO, a member of this NATO!

      or translation error
      or a completely idiotic wording
      you're right

      but we must admit that in fact, in NATO, suddenly not everyone turned out to be devoted allies (I suppose we are talking about loyalty to the United States)
      the secretary general has to single out "devotees" among the allies to the envy of others
      1. Clear
        Clear 3 February 2022 18: 08
        +10
        Quote: Flood
        or a completely idiotic wording

        Stoltenberg and this is typical yes
        1. Tusv
          Tusv 3 February 2022 19: 32
          +2
          Quote: Clear
          Stoltenberg and this is typical

          I read it as disgusting. And who is easy now? They don't give me points anymore.
        2. Pete mitchell
          Pete mitchell 5 February 2022 03: 24
          +4
          Quote: Clear
          Quote: Flood
          or a completely idiotic wording
          Stoltenberg and this is typical yes

          hi he already gives a damn about this nata - he changed his job recourse now will be the Norwegian bank to steer
          1. Clear
            Clear 5 February 2022 16: 20
            +4
            Quote: Pete Mitchell
            Quote: Clear
            Quote: Flood
            or a completely idiotic wording
            Stoltenberg and this is typical yes

            hi he already gives a damn about this nata - he changed his job recourse now will be the Norwegian bank to steer

            Bankers, like rats, are the first to feel leaks in a ship.
            hi
    2. Prisoner
      Prisoner 3 February 2022 18: 35
      +5
      Crap! And you definitely noticed! laughing good
  3. Olga
    Olga 3 February 2022 17: 27
    +1
    Why did the Bulgarian in the photo wear makeup? (looks like Kirkorov)
    1. The popuas
      The popuas 3 February 2022 17: 31
      +3
      This is a Bulgarian joker laughing
    2. Azis
      Azis 3 February 2022 17: 48
      +9
      Is he Romanian?
    3. sergo1914
      sergo1914 3 February 2022 18: 11
      +2
      Quote: Olga
      Why did the Bulgarian in the photo wear makeup? (looks like Kirkorov)


      It's beautiful
    4. Clear
      Clear 3 February 2022 18: 11
      +4
      Quote: Olga
      Why did the Bulgarian in the photo wear makeup? (looks like Kirkorov)

      More tolerant please, maybe in his heart he is a sniper lol
  4. Amateur
    Amateur 3 February 2022 17: 29
    +12
    Bulgaria is a "loyal ally of NATO,

    Bulgaria is not a betrayed, but a betraying country. In WW I, she betrayed the Russian Empire. During WW II, they fought for Hitler, but half of the Bulgarian General Staff "knocked" Soviet intelligence, and as soon as the situation allowed, they betrayed Hitler. Then they betrayed Russia again by joining NATO. Who will they betray this time 'big question'
    1. svp67
      svp67 3 February 2022 17: 36
      +8
      Quote: Amateur
      In WW I, she betrayed the Russian Empire.

      How so?
      Quote: Amateur
      Then they betrayed Russia again by joining NATO.

      An interesting statement ... but in those days, didn’t Russia betray itself? Read how Yeltsin bargained with Clinton for a loan before the elections and, in return for receiving it, gave the go-ahead for the Baltic countries to join NATO... And then what are you talking about?
      1. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 3 February 2022 18: 00
        +9
        Quote: svp67
        Read how Yeltsin bargained with Clinton for a loan before the elections, and for receiving it he gave the go-ahead for the Baltic countries to join NATO... And then what are you talking about?

        There was such a time when "Boris the drunk" betrayed us in the Baltics.
      2. Clear
        Clear 3 February 2022 18: 18
        +4
        Quote: svp67
        Quote: Amateur
        In WW I, she betrayed the Russian Empire.

        How so?
        Quote: Amateur
        Then they betrayed Russia again by joining NATO.

        An interesting statement ... but in those days, didn’t Russia betray itself? Read how Yeltsin bargained with Clinton for a loan before the elections and, in return for receiving it, gave the go-ahead for the Baltic countries to join NATO... And then what are you talking about?

        That is why it so happened that we, Russians, always believe that there is no forgiveness for our mistakes, but the Americans, having impudently abandoned or ruined anyone, do not think so?
      3. Amateur
        Amateur 3 February 2022 18: 28
        +2
        [quote] Read how Yeltsin bargained with Clinton [/ quote]
        And what about Bulgaria?
        Or do you think that there are no traitors in Russia? request
    2. Kesha1980
      Kesha1980 3 February 2022 17: 55
      +3
      Bulgaria is not a betrayed, but a betraying country.

      It's just "they always bet on the wrong horse." South Stream is the latest confirmation, the Gabrovites are clearly scratching their heads. Although now a new "incident" is on the way. This is already a national sport, apparently.
    3. Barberry25
      Barberry25 3 February 2022 18: 04
      +6
      well, here you just need to change the approach, do not build relationships in the form of "they are our brothers-Slavs and we must help them", but act prudently and make a profit for yourself
      1. Sergey Aleksandrovich
        Sergey Aleksandrovich 3 February 2022 20: 24
        0
        The economic damage from attempts to cooperate with Bulgaria is too great to speak of any profit. There, losses from one "South Stream" are almost billions of euros.
        1. Barberry25
          Barberry25 3 February 2022 21: 56
          +4
          so cooperation must be built in such a way that we receive benefits. and only they suffer, or they pay for the damage
    4. pytar
      pytar 3 February 2022 21: 37
      -8
      Bulgaria is not a betrayed, but a betraying country.

      We crush falsifiers and speculators with facts! bully
      1.PMV
      https://www.vedomosti.ru/opinion/articles/2017/10/20/738689-bratushki-bratoubiitsami
      2.WWII
      Bulgaria entered the Axis on March 1, 1941. Two years after the signing of the Mollotov-Riebentrop Pact. At that time, the USSR and Germany maintained quite friendly relations. After June 22, 41, Bulgaria continues to maintain the norms of diplomatic relations with the USSR until 05.09.44/XNUMX/XNUMX.
      Question: How many spacecraft losses in battles with the Bulgarians? Your reply?
      Question: How many Wehrmacht losses in battles with the Bulgarians?
      Help: Ok 80 thousand, and another 200 thousand. /Aegean grouping/ were surrounded and surrendered.
      3.NATO
      Bulgaria joined NATO for 14 years after the collapse of the Warsaw Pact! In 2004, relations between NATO and Russia were more than friendly! By the way, the GDP in 2004 publicly declares that it does not see the problem in the membership of the BG in NATO. After all, in the meantime, the GDP is sounding the possibilities of joining the Russian Federation to the union!

      And so, who betrayed whom???
  5. vitvit123
    vitvit123 3 February 2022 17: 49
    0
    Well, the Bulgarians ... again on the Eastern flank laughing ... next time, of course, I would not want to (for nothing), but if, God forbid .., you need to vaccinate them with a good vaccine ... so that at least 100 years have enough reason or fear, that's how they want. .. after all .., it doesn’t even pull on a pug, but it’s still there ..
  6. Azis
    Azis 3 February 2022 17: 53
    +3
    Devotee: to whom and by whom
  7. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 3 February 2022 17: 57
    +3
    As noted in the SEGA publication, it is assumed that the battalion will be completed by both Bulgarians and military personnel from other countries that are part of NATO.

    Well, who is the brother ready to lay his head for the owner for the owner?
    1. Vasyan1971
      Vasyan1971 3 February 2022 18: 10
      +4
      Quote: tihonmarine
      Well, who is the brother ready to lay his head for the owner for the owner?

      And, let's look at the payroll of the "battalion" and see. wassat
  8. Dmitry Potapov
    Dmitry Potapov 3 February 2022 18: 06
    +2
    And the rest are not devotees? What a news!
  9. Keyser soze
    Keyser soze 3 February 2022 18: 07
    -12
    However, it is not clear which particular location of the battalion's deployment is in question.

    This is what happens when you do not know the language and use electronic translators. The disposition is quite clear:
    The decision is that on the Bulgarian government, the Tazi is often slaughtered, and sometimes on the territory of the country, but they can and will "add abilities from another country."

    The decision of the Bulgarian government states that the Bulgarian rapid reaction battalion will be deployed on the territory of Bulgaria and nowhere else.
    Stefan Yanev and the Prime Minister do not think that there is a Russian threat and that NATO and Russia should focus on negotiations. Foreign troops are not and will not be stationed on Bulgarian territory, but may be included in this battalion under Bulgarian command.

    SASH: Bulgaria is a hopeful ally in NATO

    Well, how much you need to be "lost in translation" to translate "hopeful" / "reliable" as "devoted". This is the unique language culture of the author of this article.
    1. kupitman
      kupitman 3 February 2022 18: 46
      +8
      AXIS - Bulgaria is a reliable ally
      ATS - Bulgaria is a reliable ally
      NATO - Bulgaria is a reliable ally ...
      who is next?
      1. AUL
        AUL 3 February 2022 18: 50
        +3
        State with limited social responsibility!
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      3. cat Rusich
        cat Rusich 3 February 2022 20: 07
        +1
        Quote: kupitman
        AXIS - Bulgaria is a reliable ally
        ATS - Bulgaria is a reliable ally
        NATO - Bulgaria is a reliable ally ...
        who is next?

        "Betray them all, stay true to yourself..."
        fellow
        If anything - listen to the "Hymn of the Mercenaries" Chancellor Guy good
    2. pytar
      pytar 3 February 2022 20: 32
      +3
      This is what happens when you do not know the language and use electronic translators.

      This is not a translation error! Distortion, reversal of information is done intentionally and for a long time! Bulgarian-phobic propaganda is in full swing! Only the negative is chosen, often taken out of context! On the forums where something is written about Bulgaria, and even where the topic does not relate to it in any way, you can see the same anti-Bulgarian comments of the same type, as if they were carbon copies!

      For example, the author of this material for some reason "missed" to mention the fact of the official statement of the Bulgarian Ministry of Defense on the topic:


      It's funny, but even leading Russian diplomats get confused in their claims!
      21.01.2022/XNUMX/XNUMX Lavrov declares:
      “We are talking about the withdrawal of foreign forces, equipment and weapons and other steps with the aim of returning to the configuration as of 1997 on the territory of countries that were not NATO members on that date. These include Bulgaria and Romania."


      November 01.02.2022, XNUMX Regarding Moscow's demand for NATO to return to the 1997 borders, Russian Ambassador to Bulgaria Eleonora Mitrofanova explained that this does not apply to Bulgaria, since there are no bases or strategic offensive weapons in the country.
      “We are not talking about the withdrawal from NATO of the countries that joined NATO after 1997. We are talking about the withdrawal of military contingents, bases and strategic weapons from the territories defined in 1997. It’s not about Bulgaria at all, because now there are no bases or strategic offensive weapons., - explained the Russian diplomat.


      It seems that they themselves do not know what they want and constantly fall into contradictions!
      1. kupitman
        kupitman 4 February 2022 12: 24
        0
        so it is written that it is not about Bulgaria, but in general about the countries that joined NATO after 1997, and this is Poland, the Baltic countries (Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia). But there are just the forces of other NATO countries.
        1. pytar
          pytar 4 February 2022 14: 18
          -1
          so it is written that it is not about Bulgaria, but in general about the countries that joined NATO after 1997, and this is Poland, the Baltic countries (Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia). But there are just the forces of other NATO countries.


          Since 1997, 14 countries have joined NATO. Of them b. OVD 6 (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria) + 3 Baltic countries + 4 b. southern republics and Albania.
          Lavrov also talks about Bulgaria, Mitrofanova denies it. Claims 1-not formulated clearly, 2-violate the right to choose countries.
          I am not aware of any similar claim against the CSTO! In the event that someone wants to become a member, after the appropriate procedures they will be accepted. request
  10. Vasyan1971
    Vasyan1971 3 February 2022 18: 09
    0
    At the same time, the Bulgarian Ministry of Defense hopes that the United States, NATO and Russia will be able to achieve a peaceful solution to the Ukrainian problem.

    Well, yes. It’s one thing to puff out your cheeks bravely, but it’s quite another to harness yourself to real graters ... request
  11. Emergency
    Emergency 3 February 2022 18: 18
    +2
    Who would doubt that. They seem to have the principle of a stupid woman "beats means loves." Whoever hits him harder is devoted to him.
  12. mag nit
    mag nit 3 February 2022 18: 28
    +1
    A devoted ally who will betray any ally
  13. Grossvater
    Grossvater 3 February 2022 18: 33
    +4
    Yes Yes! Bulgarians are allies of the highest class! With such enemies, you definitely don’t need it! Probably only Romanians are their allies.
    Remember the classics attributed to Grand Duke Nikolai Nikolaevich:
    If Rumania enters the war on the side of Germany, we will need fifteen divisions to defeat them, if we have fifteen divisions on our side to save them from defeat. In any case, we are diverting fifteen divisions from the case!
    1. AUL
      AUL 3 February 2022 20: 49
      0
      Quote: Grossvater
      Remember the classics attributed to Grand Duke Nikolai Nikolaevich:
      If Rumania enters the war on the side of Germany, we will need fifteen divisions to defeat them, if we have fifteen divisions on our side to save them from defeat.

      The same phrase is attributed to Hitler (EMNIP, in Yakovlev's memoirs).
  14. V means B
    V means B 3 February 2022 18: 59
    -3
    Yes, who would doubt it.
  15. Victorio
    Victorio 3 February 2022 19: 16
    -1
    devoted ally
    ===
    and if supported financially, then generally super-devotion
  16. Vladimir61
    Vladimir61 3 February 2022 19: 54
    +1
    The "special battalion" must be answered with special prices for GAS!
  17. Andrei Nikolaevich
    Andrei Nikolaevich 3 February 2022 20: 20
    +3
    Spreading rubbish on Twitter. This is the Stoltenberg level. Further, no need.
  18. 16112014nk
    16112014nk 3 February 2022 20: 21
    +4
    The Bulgarian people and the Bulgarian authorities are two big differences, as they say in Odessa.
    However, as in Russia.
    1. Skyscream
      Skyscream 4 February 2022 11: 53
      0
      The authorities, probably ethnic Martians, have nothing to do with the people.
      1. Titus_2
        Titus_2 4 February 2022 13: 01
        +2
        Is it about our government?
  19. zloybond
    zloybond 3 February 2022 21: 10
    0
    People look at the world from different perspectives. But the game with Russia ends in such a way that someone looks at the world with a noose around his neck, and someone is standing nearby and knocking out a stool after the war criminals have been sentenced. The Boglars have already stained themselves with walks to Russia on the side of various invaders.
    1. Keyser soze
      Keyser soze 3 February 2022 21: 37
      -8
      The Boglars have already stained themselves with walks to Russia on the side of various invaders.

      Tell your history teacher to shoot himself. The Bulgarian army never entered Russia. Victim of EGE, damn it .... wassat
      1. zloybond
        zloybond 3 February 2022 23: 28
        +8
        -During the First World War, in 1916-1917, Russian and Bulgarian units repeatedly had military clashes on the Romanian and Thessaloniki fronts, in some places very fierce.
        - near the city of Monastir in Macedonia in November 1916, the 2nd Special Russian Brigade lost about a third of its personnel in battles with Bulgarian troops. By the end of 1917, there were about 2000 (according to other sources - 5000) prisoners of war of the Bulgarian army in Russia.
        -Formally, without fighting against the USSR, the Bulgarian military were part of the convoys of German and Romanian transports in the Black Sea. Already in 1941, a series of clashes took place, in which the Bulgarian fleet and aviation took part.
        -Bulgarian coast guard planes attacked Soviet submarines they discovered five times, one hit on the target was documented.
        -December 6, 1941 in the Burgas region, Bulgarian patrol boats disabled the Soviet submarine Shch-204
        -There is an incorrect statement about Bulgaria during the Second World War - that it was occupied by Germany. German troops twice in 1941-1944. entered Bulgarian territory. The first time this was done for a military operation against Greece and Yugoslavia and with the consent of the Bulgarian government. Upon its completion, the German units left Bulgaria. During the war with the USSR, German, Italian and Romanian ships used the repair capabilities of the Bulgarian naval bases in Varna and Burgas
        1. pytar
          pytar 4 February 2022 15: 12
          0
          During the First World War, in 1916-1917, the Russian and Bulgarian units repeatedly had military clashes on the Romanian and Thessaloniki fronts, sometimes very fierce.
          - near the city of Monastir in Macedonia in November 1916, the 2nd Special Russian Brigade lost about a third of its personnel in battles with Bulgarian troops. By the end of 1917, there were about 2000 (according to other sources - 5000) prisoners of war of the Bulgarian army in Russia.

          Town Monastery /Bitola/ is a Bulgarian town in Vardar Macedonia. It was occupied by the Serbs during the 1st and 2nd Balkan wars. This is my grandfather's hometown, half of my relatives still live there. The grandfather himself volunteered in WWI, along with tens of thousands of other locals. A significant part of Bulgarian army on the Thessaloniki front took place from the locals. They fought furiously against the overwhelming forces of the Entente and inflicted heavy losses on the enemies. As grandfather said - "... front line, Bulgarian villages in front, Bulgarian villages behind, where should we retreat?!" For us, Macedonia is like for Russians Donbass, Crimea!
          The Romanian front / more precisely Dobrudzhansky / - Dobruja is the first piece of Bulgarian land in the Balkans. From there / Asparuh / and from Macedonia / Asparuh's brother Kuber /, in 681 Bulgaria began. Dobruja was occupied by the Romanians in 1913 after the 2nd Balkan War. Before the Romanians retreated from Silistra, they killed all the teachers, priests, etc. respected people. You can find out more about the situation with PMV here:
          https://www.vedomosti.ru/opinion/articles/2017/10/20/738689-bratushki-bratoubiitsami

          WWII
          -Formally, without fighting against the USSR, the Bulgarian military were part of the convoys of German and Romanian transports in the Black Sea. Already in 1941, a series of clashes took place, in which the Bulgarian fleet and aviation took part.

          They were not included, they were private companies with German capital. Vessels were hired under private contracts. There were several collisions and ALL of them were in the Bulgarian territorial waters, near the coast!

          -Bulgarian coast guard planes attacked Soviet submarines they discovered five times, one hit on the target was documented.

          In Bulgarian thermal waters! One submarine blew up on minefields set up by the Romanians north of Varna. By the way, a Soviet submarine drowned a Bulgarian passenger ship by mistake. He drowned, killing more than 700 people, most of them Jews who fled from Europe through Constanta in Palestine. This is the biggest maritime disaster in the history of Bulgaria.

          -There is an incorrect statement about Bulgaria during the Second World War - that it was occupied by Germany. German troops twice in 1941-1944. entered Bulgarian territory. The first time this was done for a military operation against Greece and Yugoslavia and with the consent of the Bulgarian government. Upon its completion, the German units left Bulgaria. During the war with the USSR, German, Italian and Romanian ships used the repair capabilities of the Bulgarian naval bases in Varna and Burgas

          Bulgaria entered the Axis extremely reluctantly. "Choice" was to sign a contract or life occupied for 3 days. At this time, the Ribentrop-Mollotov pact was in force between Germany and the USSR, and the only European country that fought against Germany was Great Britain. The entry of Bulgaria into the Axis gave her a certain freedom in action. For example, part 5 allowed each of the Axis countries to have relations with the USSR at its discretion. Bulgaria maintained diplomatic relations with the USSR and did not participate in the war against it, limiting itself to protecting the adjacent regions and coasts. In fact, she escaped the German occupation and crossed through WWII with minimal losses. It is hardly possible to reproach Tsar Boris for doing his best to save the country.
          At the same time, in Bulgaria /since 1923/ there was a permanent civil war. Communists partisans, blew up military objects, fought with the gendarmerie.
          After September 1944, 3 Bulgarian armies with a total strength of 400 thousand. soldiers fought against the Wehrmacht, inflicting significant losses on it. The Supreme Headquarters 3 times celebrated with salutes in Moscow the victories of the Bulgarian army, thousands of Bulgarian soldiers and officers received Soviet orders. On the Victory Parade in the ranks of the 3rd Ukrainian Front, Marshal Tolbukhin, the commander-in-chief 1-Bolg marched. army, Gen. Stoychev.
          That's how when we get into the essence of what happened, the situation looks completely different!
      2. Lara Croft
        Lara Croft 3 February 2022 23: 57
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        Quote: Keyser Soze
        The Bulgarian army never entered Russia.

        But she did dirty tricks to Soviet merchant ships in the Black Sea ...
        Victim of EGE, damn it ....

        And whose victim are you, if the Unified State Examination never learned to write, for three years of trolling here at VO ...
  20. agoran
    agoran 3 February 2022 21: 46
    +5
    No offense to the Bulgarians, but Bulgaria does not define geopolitics.
    There are three countries, USA, China and Russia.
    If the US orders, the Bulgarians will again fight against the Russian Federation.
  21. Sands Careers General
    Sands Careers General 3 February 2022 22: 14
    +5
    I wonder if the Bulgarians themselves know about this? laughing
  22. Lara Croft
    Lara Croft 3 February 2022 23: 50
    0
    A good photo for the article (which is rare here), which speaks for itself: "Friends, who is there to give up?"....
  23. Vladimir Vladimirovich Vorontsov
    Vladimir Vladimirovich Vorontsov 4 February 2022 03: 30
    +4
    ***
    "... According to my inner conviction, the most complete and irresistible - Russia will not, and never have had, such haters, envious people, slanderers and even obvious enemies, like all these Slavic tribes, as soon as Russia liberates them, and Europe will agree to recognize them as freed!
    ---
    After liberation, they will begin their new life, I repeat, precisely by asking for themselves from Europe, England and Germany, for example, a guarantee and protection of their freedom, and even though Russia will be included in the concert of the European powers, but they are in protection from Russia and will do it ... "
    ---
    F.M. Dostoevsky
    ***
    1. pytar
      pytar 4 February 2022 15: 20
      -1
      Dostoevsky representative of the imperial intelligentsia. This view from the point of view of other "Slavic tribes" is very controversial! The conflict will take place in the fact that Freedom implies the right to live according to one's charter! If you force a "liberated" person to live according to your rules, this is not liberation, this is something else ...
  24. Gato
    Gato 4 February 2022 05: 53
    -1
    Rich countries have many "loyal allies" in peacetime laughing
  25. ROSS_51
    ROSS_51 4 February 2022 09: 48
    -1
    Well, the Bulgarians have always been devoted allies of the enemies of Russia, who would have doubted?
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  27. Kostadinov
    Kostadinov 4 February 2022 12: 51
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    Quote: kupitman
    AXIS - Bulgaria is a reliable ally
    ATS - Bulgaria is a reliable ally
    NATO - Bulgaria is a reliable ally ...
    who is next?

    About the Axis and NATO, I will not regret being a bad ally.
    But in the Internal Affairs Department, the NRB had a good ally and turned out to be no less reliable than one of the two overthrow powers in the world.
  28. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 4 February 2022 14: 49
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    Bulgaria is a devoted ally of Nata ... Nata is also a devoted laughing
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  30. dimbasic
    dimbasic 4 February 2022 16: 13
    -1
    betrayed by the Anglo-Saxons?
  31. Klingon
    Klingon 4 February 2022 21: 41
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    Quote: Igoresha
    The "brothers" have the Turks at hand, they remember history well, and they have drawn conclusions a long time ago.
    those minus! 300 years have passed and the world is different

    For those minus wassat