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"Bulgaria will not help Ukraine with fighters": the country's prime minister denied allegations about the alleged transfer of the MiG-29

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Bulgaria is trying to demonstrate unanimity with the West, accusing Russia of an "aggressive" policy towards Ukraine. However, the state is unable to provide real support to the Kiev regime.


The Reuters publication reported on the decision taken by the country's prime minister to dismiss the head of the military department. The reason was the reluctance of Stefan Yanev to call the Russian offensive in Ukraine a war, instead he used the term "operation".

We won't bow our heads, we can't be silent

- said the head of the Cabinet of Ministers Kiril Petkov on this occasion.

As indicated in the publication, in Sofia, which depends on energy supplies and tourist flow from the Russian Federation, they are afraid to aggravate relations with the Kremlin:

A strong stance against the Russian advance could hurt Bulgaria.


Defense Minister Yanev, whose resignation is to be confirmed by parliament, said that in fact the decision to dismiss him was taken in connection with the prime minister’s desire to appoint a person at the head of the military department who would “serve foreign interests [NATO], endangering the security of Bulgaria” .

The country itself is unable not only to provide significant support to the Kiev regime, but also to protect itself. Against this background, the intention of the European Union to revive the Air Force independent by allegedly transferring MiG-29 aircraft from a number of Eastern European states (Poland, Slovakia, Bulgaria, and theoretically Hungary, whose authorities oppose the deterioration of relations with Russia) looks rather unconvincing.

Sophia will not help Ukraine with fighter jets. There were no commitments regarding Bulgarian fighters. Currently, we have few flying aircraft [in total, taking into account the inactive 14 MiG-29s], and we cannot transfer them to another country

- said the Prime Minister, pointing out that "we do not have enough planes even to protect our own airspace."

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  1. Crete 25
    Crete 25 1 March 2022 15: 09
    +10
    If they depend on our tourist flow, why did they close flights? Or they thought that it would be enough for a couple of days to scare us, and then there it is...
    1. Smoker
      Smoker 1 March 2022 15: 20
      +5
      The Croats also depend on the tour flow, ..... they report that now it’s very difficult for our tourists there ... I’ll even say more - morally (sometimes bodily) they poison not only tourists. But even migrants in Germany with twenty years of experience and a passport of the same Germany .. The Germans, who have been hiding for so many years, are now trying to play against the Russians - now they are allowed and encouraged ..
      1. Crete 25
        Crete 25 1 March 2022 16: 26
        0
        Now there are many places where they write about the recent story about a German restaurant, where they decided not to serve customers with a Russian passport. I hear there will be a meme soon.
        1. alexey sidykin
          alexey sidykin 1 March 2022 18: 52
          +1
          Quote from Kreta25
          Now there are many places where they write about the recent story about a German restaurant, where they decided not to serve customers with a Russian passport. I hear there will be a meme soon.

          Those already got to the full as ours from Germany write. Both from the authorities and from the population. The Germans do not want to go too far.
      2. Piramidon
        Piramidon 1 March 2022 17: 23
        +9
        Quote: Smoker
        they report that now it’s not easy for our tourists there

        That's not a pity at all. They knew where they were going - to an enemy country (NATO). Now they will squeal - "Putin, save!". I travel around the Vologda region and don't worry. Citizens, travel around Russia.
    2. Thrifty
      Thrifty 1 March 2022 16: 25
      +3
      But do the Bulgarians inadvertently have some kind of aircraft carrier to give it to the UK-Roina ??? wassat Let them suffer wassat
      1. Vadim Artyomenko
        Vadim Artyomenko 1 March 2022 21: 52
        +2
        The Federal Republic of Ukraine will have no access to the sea; it will not need an aircraft carrier.
    3. pytar
      pytar 1 March 2022 18: 03
      +1
      If they depend on our tourist flow, why did they close flights? Or they thought that it would be enough for a couple of days to scare us, and then there it is...

      Not so dependent. In 2020, for example, out of 5 million tourists visiting the country, only 50 thousand are Russian. At the moment, about 3,5 thousand. ross. tourists are in Bulgaria. Everything is fine with them.
      Bulgaria will assist in organizing an air corridor for the export of Russian tourists (March 1, 2022)
      Head of the Federal Tourism Agency Zarina Doguzova had a telephone conversation with the Minister of Tourism of Bulgaria Hristo Prodanov. Z. Doguzova asked her Bulgarian colleague to assist in organizing the extension of the stay of Russian tourists in Bulgaria, as well as to assist Russian tourists on all other issues that arise. In turn, Chr. Prodanov assured that he would make all the necessary efforts to ensure a comfortable and safe stay for Russian tourists in Bulgaria. In addition, Prodanov offered assistance in organizing an air corridor for the export of Russian tourists. The parties agreed to be in constant contact in order to promptly resolve emerging issues.
    4. Zaurbek
      Zaurbek 2 March 2022 09: 39
      0
      The Bulgarians have always fought against the Russian Federation ... I thought they would host planes ...... they also produce ammunition at home.
  2. Ermak_Timofeich
    Ermak_Timofeich 1 March 2022 15: 11
    +10
    And here is a bummer. Europe is with you.
  3. ALEXX.
    ALEXX. 1 March 2022 15: 12
    +3
    This was to be expected. The Bulgarians do not want to quarrel with the Russian Federation.
    1. Piramidon
      Piramidon 1 March 2022 17: 30
      +3
      Quote: ALEXX.
      This was to be expected. Bulgarians do not want to quarrel with the Russian Federation.

      I want it - I don't want it, but "brothers" to the West and NATO. actively howling, mongrels for sale.
      1. Vadim Artyomenko
        Vadim Artyomenko 1 March 2022 21: 55
        +1
        They howl and pst, but a couple of years ago, at the NATO exercises, the Bulgarian military refused to shoot at targets stylized as the uniform of the Russian army.
    2. Incvizitor
      Incvizitor 1 March 2022 18: 15
      +1
      Too bad no one cares about their opinion.
  4. Gembyh124
    Gembyh124 1 March 2022 15: 13
    +3
    Damn, who can say where the news about the transfer of aircraft came from?
    1. NIKN
      NIKN 1 March 2022 15: 23
      +13
      From the group Zelensky and company. Against the background, the statements of the EU that it will bank and pay for all deliveries (only there it was necessary to add that it will pay sometime). And the news sounded like this: "Ukrainian flyers went to Poland for planes and missiles for them" and blah, blah, blah ... all of us are provided all together by 70 MiG 29 and Su 25 aircraft
      1. Vadim Artyomenko
        Vadim Artyomenko 1 March 2022 22: 02
        +3
        "Litak" is the plane, and the pilot knows what the hell it's called, like "litun", but that's not for sure.
    2. Kesha1980
      Kesha1980 1 March 2022 15: 29
      +2
      Oddly enough, from the Ukrainian Navy. And here the sailors are not clear at all.
      1. Vladimirets
        Vladimirets 1 March 2022 16: 19
        +5
        There are no ships anymore, they decided to retrain the warhead-1 for pilots. There is not long, they say, according to the NATO program, 10 hours is enough.
        1. Piramidon
          Piramidon 1 March 2022 23: 31
          0
          Quote: Vladimirets
          There are no ships anymore, they decided to retrain the warhead-1 for pilots. There is not long, they say, according to the NATO program, 10 hours is enough.

          Learn to take off only, landing is still not needed. Under the kamikaze training program.
    3. ALMO
      ALMO 1 March 2022 16: 46
      +2
      From the leadership of the EU. J. Borel: "We are going to supply Ukraine with lethal weapons and even combat aircraft"
    4. pytar
      pytar 1 March 2022 18: 06
      +3
      Damn, who can say where the news about the transfer of aircraft came from?

      The press service of the Naval Forces of Ukraine reported that three EU countries are allegedly transferring combat aircraft to Ukraine.
  5. avg
    avg 1 March 2022 15: 14
    +8
    The reason was the unwillingness of Stefan Yanev to call the Russian attack on Ukraine a war.

    How could the Bulgarian Defense Ministry call a special operation a war, even if Ukraine refuses to call it a war? Fed up with these sly ones...
  6. Well done
    Well done 1 March 2022 15: 15
    +22
    By the way... Very correct words.
    1. fruc
      fruc 1 March 2022 15: 27
      +1
      On the outskirts, everything is "Cool" as they say.
  7. Commodore Arctic
    Commodore Arctic 1 March 2022 15: 15
    +4
    It is noticeable that from Brussels they gave the command "Taban" (reverse) to victorious reports and desires to help the Nationalists in Ukraine
  8. Evil 55
    Evil 55 1 March 2022 15: 16
    +1
    This is not Bratushki already, but a "state with reduced social responsibility" .. I believe that Russia, as the legal successor of the Russian Empire and the USSR, should already denounce the San Stefano peace treaty ...
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 1 March 2022 15: 27
      +1
      Quote: Angry 55
      This is not Bratushki already, but a "state with reduced social responsibility" ..

      And what should they do, bent into a ram's horn. Not for this, the CMEA alliance was first destroyed, and then the USSR.
    2. Bagatur
      Bagatur 1 March 2022 16: 46
      +3
      The treaty was denounced back in Berlin in 1878. With the participation and approval of Russia.
      1. Senior seaman
        Senior seaman 1 March 2022 22: 04
        +1
        Quote: bagatura
        Russian approval

        A little wrong. Russia was forced to recognize the San Stefano treaty as preliminary and under pressure your future allies Austria-Hungary and Germany agree to the partition of Bulgaria.
        Quote: bagatura
        After the start of the war in Ukraine, the approval of Russia and Putin went down the drain!

        It's sad, but it's your choice. As in 1915.
        1. Bagatur
          Bagatur 3 March 2022 13: 46
          +1
          I think you don’t know the fact ... That the anti-Russian coalition had not been beaten again, like 20 years ago, Russia concluded two agreements before the war with England and Austria-Hungary. To London and Reichschad. There are two main points ... 1. There will be no large Slavic (Bulgarian) state in the Balkans, 2. The final results of the war will be approved by all Great forces, which happened in Berlin in the summer of 1878 .. San Stefano and the borders of Bulgaria are indicated in an agreement between Russia and Bliststelnav port dust in the eyes of the Bulgarians and Slavophiles in Russia.
          1. Senior seaman
            Senior seaman 3 March 2022 15: 07
            0
            Why is unknown. After the Crimean War, Russia's international authority declined, and concessions had to be made. request
            But that's not the point...
      2. Senior seaman
        Senior seaman 3 March 2022 13: 13
        0
        By the way, happy holiday to you.
        1. Bagatur
          Bagatur 3 March 2022 13: 47
          +1
          Thanks! Thanks, in our opinion))
  9. Vovanych007
    Vovanych007 1 March 2022 15: 16
    +3
    Imaginary allies are beginning to give back.
  10. prior
    prior 1 March 2022 15: 18
    +3
    Here she is, this solidary civilized "retinue spilnota".
    She brought a Banderite to the edge of the abyss, and even lightly pushed.
  11. pavlov viahislav
    pavlov viahislav 1 March 2022 15: 19
    +2
    Apparently, Westerners are looking for options for real assistance to the dying Bandera regime. This case turned out to be a dead end - even if they find pilots and base them on Polish airfields, then the 29th moments transferred to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, plus 25 dryers, simply will not reach even Kyiv in range. So, they will look for other options.
  12. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 1 March 2022 15: 24
    +8
    As indicated in the publication, in Sofia, which depends on energy supplies and tourist flow from the Russian Federation, they are afraid to aggravate relations with the Kremlin:

    A strong stance against the Russian advance could hurt Bulgaria.

    Another sensible thought has been expressed. Sitting on the priest evenly when big states are tied up in the game is the most reasonable thing for small and not free countries.
  13. rocket757
    rocket757 1 March 2022 15: 30
    +1
    "Bulgaria will not help Ukraine with fighters": the country's prime minister denied allegations about the alleged transfer of the MiG-29
    . It is clear that they will be driven into that world that drowns en masse for Kukuev by any means ...
    Some really should think that they will all be taken on a pencil and it’s good, they won’t be
  14. Normann
    Normann 1 March 2022 15: 32
    0
    And from whom is this country going to defend itself? Someone wants to attack)) Why))
    She is fighters to Ukraine ... The sense from several MIGs would be extremely doubtful.
  15. Dva parovoza
    Dva parovoza 1 March 2022 15: 33
    0
    Are not the MiGs that Europe sent to service in Central Ukraine bypassing Russia for service in Central Ukraine trying to privatize the Black Sea Diggers?
  16. petrovito
    petrovito 1 March 2022 15: 37
    +5
    70% of the population supports Russia. Unfortunately, only government decisions are heard in the media. But this decision was made not by them, but by Washington.
    1. Bagatur
      Bagatur 1 March 2022 16: 50
      -2
      After the start of the war in Ukraine, the approval of Russia and Putin went down the drain!
      1. petrovito
        petrovito 1 March 2022 23: 22
        0
        manipulation, lies in the media. For example, I was banned for posting from a Russian IP on media forums.
    2. pytar
      pytar 1 March 2022 18: 14
      -3
      petrovito (Ivan Petrov) 70% of the population supports Russia. Unfortunately, only government decisions are heard in the media. But this decision was made not by them, but by Washington.

      Bagatur after the start of the war in Ukraine, the approval of Russia and Putin went down the drain!

      The attitude of the Bulgarians towards Putin and Russia has changed dramatically due to the war in Ukraine

      The war in Ukraine, with its casualties, suffering, destruction and the future of Europe at stake, has dramatically changed public opinion in Bulgaria, an Alpha Research poll shows. In four days of fighting, Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has enjoyed a positive rating in Bulgaria for years, has lost more than half of his popularity in the country. If in the period 2020-2022 from 55% to 58% of Bulgarians gave it a positive assessment and only 20% negative, now the situation is changing radically. Positive opinions almost halved to 32%, while negative ones increased to 48%. The escalation of aggression, loss of life on both sides and the threat of the use of nuclear weapons are factors that have turned the views of people, more than three-quarters of whom consider Russia's invasion of Ukraine unjustified. In these crucial days, until recently, the unknown President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky won the sympathy of 40% of respondents, 29% have a negative attitude towards him.

      In 2019 was American center Pew Research published a study on the attitude towards Russia and President Vladimir Putin in different countries of the world. The highest level of sympathy was in Bulgaria, where 73% of respondents declared their love for the Russian Federation, and 62% declared their confidence in Putin. The survey was conducted in 2019 in 33 countries around the world, according to the Pew Research Center website. Following Bulgaria in the list of sympathies is Slovakia, 60% of whose inhabitants expressed support for Russia and 49% for Vladimir Putin. Next is Greece, where 58% of respondents expressed confidence in the policy of the Russian Federation, and the Philippines - 56%.
      https://politexpert.net/184542-v-bolgarii-obyasnili-samyi-vysokii-v-mire-uroven-lyubvi-k-rossii-i-putinu
      1. petrovito
        petrovito 1 March 2022 23: 22
        +1
        manipulation, lies in the media. For example, I was banned for posting from a Russian IP on media forums.
        1. pytar
          pytar 2 March 2022 09: 53
          0
          manipulation, lies in the media. For example, I was banned for posting from a Russian IP on media forums.

          If banned, it’s not because of ip ... Shas on Bulgarian forums is full of the same type of comments from the troll factory from one big country that was forbidden to call war a war .... laughing And so the traditionally positive attitude towards Russia has changed to a sharply negative one. It is a fact.
          1. Senior seaman
            Senior seaman 3 March 2022 13: 14
            +1
            Congratulations, dear colleague.
            1. pytar
              pytar 3 March 2022 16: 00
              0
              Thank you Ivan! Happy holiday! There are celebrations all over the country! Despite the very bad weather, a lot of people again gathered at Shipki! Bulgarian TV channels broadcast live holiday programs, concerts, in which dozens of Russian performers are visiting! It seems that flights were stopped, but we have a lot of Russians who came so that we could all celebrate the Holiday together! Deep bow to the Heroes who fell for our Freedom! hi
              1. Senior seaman
                Senior seaman 3 March 2022 16: 03
                0
                It's good. The past must be remembered. Both good and bad.
                Once again, congratulations.
                1. pytar
                  pytar 4 March 2022 11: 33
                  +1
                  Despite the very bad weather, which made the summit difficult to reach, thousands of Bulgarians climbed Shipki. Here are some photos from March 3rd.







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  17. ALMO
    ALMO 1 March 2022 16: 56
    +1
    The Romanians can fit the MiG-21. They still have plenty of them. About 30 pieces. The Romanians also have the S-75 air defense system, but not the Dvina, but the Volkhov. Also ukram can fit.
    1. Piramidon
      Piramidon 1 March 2022 17: 10
      +2
      Quote from ALMO
      The Romanians can fit the MiG-21. They still have plenty of them. About 30 pieces. The Romanians also have the S-75 air defense system, but not the Dvina, but the Volkhov. Also ukram can fit.

      And the Sumerians have something to pay for all this? Or do you think - "Romanian-generous soul"? Whoever deceives a gypsy (Romanian) will not live a day.
  18. Piramidon
    Piramidon 1 March 2022 17: 08
    0
    What, Zelya, you don’t breathe, but how you breathed. (whole world sleep)
  19. Evgenievna
    Evgenievna 1 March 2022 22: 11
    +1
    how quickly the former "small brothers" managed themselves, so there won't be enough pants
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  21. Metallurg_2
    Metallurg_2 1 March 2022 22: 59
    +2
    The wheel of genoty - it is like this: first you look - it seems like a win. Take a closer look - en, no - all the same, it's a shame.
  22. Aaron Zawi
    Aaron Zawi 5 March 2022 21: 52
    0
    Nevertheless, the losses of the videoconferencing are.