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The Bulgarian Prime Minister, opening the joint exercises "Counter strike 2016": "Bulgaria will show the American partners the glorious traditions of the Bulgarian army"

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Another country that decided that the walls on the borders should be higher, and the number of border guards - significantly more, turned out to be Bulgaria. Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov said that it is necessary to allocate additional funds from the state budget for the protection of parts of the border with Turkey, Serbia, Macedonia and Greece. Borisov made such a statement during a visit to the Novo Selo proving ground, where the Bulgarian-American military exercise “2016 retaliatory strike” started. To whom is Bulgaria going to strike back, and who struck at Bulgaria? - Boyko Borisov did not tell.


TASS cites the statement of the Bulgarian Prime Minister:
We made a decision and sent additional 300 troops to guard the border. The total length of our border with Greece and Turkey is about 1000 kilometers, and not everywhere we can build a fence. Previously, we sent additional 150 troops to the border and allocated 100 million levs (about 50 million euros).


The Bulgarian Prime Minister, opening the joint exercises "Counter strike 2016": "Bulgaria will show the American partners the glorious traditions of the Bulgarian army"


Borisov said that all those illegal immigrants who enter Bulgaria from Turkey or Greece are still being detained by border guards, “even if they leave the country”.

The tactical exercise "Counter Strike 2016" is attended by about 750 military personnel of the Armed Forces of Bulgaria and the United States. The Bulgarian side is represented by soldiers from the 38th motorized rifle battalion of the second mechanized brigade, special operations forces, as well as tank a platoon of the training center and specialists of the troops of the Russian Chemical Forces. The Bulgarian unit is commanded by the Colonel of the Armed Forces of Bulgaria Tikhomir Dimchev.

More than 100 units of military equipment are involved in the exercises. The US Army is represented by as many 35 soldiers and officers and 8 units of military equipment.

According to Bulgarian Defense Minister Nikolai Nenchev, “the Bulgarian military has already received high marks from American colleagues.”

Boyko Borisov (quote MO of Bulgaria):
I am convinced that we will show our American partners the best of the glorious traditions of the Bulgarian army.


It is strange that the Turkish military contingent is not represented in the exercises, and it was Turkey that could tell a lot about the glorious traditions of the Bulgarian army.
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  1. tiredwithall
    tiredwithall April 11 2016 15: 55
    +44
    "I am convinced that we will show our American partners the best of the glorious traditions of the Bulgarian army."
    In World War II they sat under the Germans. Now under the striped footcloths. A retaliatory strike is the return of one's own stupidity.
    1. Michael67
      Michael67 April 11 2016 15: 58
      +20
      Bulgarian leadership for sale. Poured a lot of cookies?
      Own people will curse them. For betrayal.
      1. cniza
        cniza April 11 2016 16: 14
        +9
        It is strange that the Turkish military contingent is not represented in the exercises, and it was Turkey that could tell a lot about the glorious traditions of the Bulgarian army.


        That says it all, but bros sold out.
        1. vovanpain
          vovanpain April 11 2016 16: 28
          +13
          Quote: cniza
          It is strange that the Turkish military contingent is not represented in the exercises, and it was Turkey that could tell a lot about the glorious traditions of the Bulgarian army.


          That says it all, but bros sold out.

          And they weren’t sold in the first one, first in the 1 World, then in the 2 World the Bulgarian leadership was sold to the Germans, and for a long time their leadership was bought in the bud by mattresses, well, such glorious traditions.
          1. jjj
            jjj April 11 2016 16: 45
            +6
            Quote: vovanpain
            And they weren’t sold in the first one, first in the 1 World, then in the 2 World the Bulgarian leadership was sold to the Germans, and for a long time their leadership was bought in the bud by mattresses, well, such glorious traditions.

            And on Shipka, Russian troops fought. This is such a tradition: to win with Russian hands
        2. Lukich
          Lukich April 11 2016 17: 02
          +3
          Quote: cniza
          That says it all, but bros sold out.

          in the days of the USSR there was such a saying, chicken is not a bird, Bulgaria is not abroad. then we considered it the 16th republic. and it seems like they themselves requested in the USSR. now you can safely say, chicken is not a bird, Bulgarians ... well, you understand
        3. ASK505
          ASK505 April 11 2016 17: 12
          +1
          Quote: cniza
          That says it all, but bros sold out.


          And in what difficult times for Russia were the Bulgarians brothers to us? This word needs to be thrown out of the lexicon.
          1. hobot
            hobot April 11 2016 22: 06
            +2
            You do not offend the Slavs in vain, and our government has sold both the Union and the Power and all the brothers.
            Two countries are respected by Cuba and the DPRK.
        4. VOENOBOZ
          VOENOBOZ April 11 2016 19: 13
          +2
          And how many traitors live with us?
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      3. PKK
        PKK April 11 2016 16: 17
        +7
        How many traitors and scum divorced under the Americans. The United States itself is not disgusted to communicate with the descendants.
        1. Pirogov
          Pirogov April 11 2016 16: 28
          +8
          Quote: PKK
          How many traitors and scum divorced under the Americans. The United States itself is not disgusted to communicate with the descendants.

          Excuse me, but what is the United States ?: Offended from all over the world, unfortunate, unfortunate, envious, lying, etc. people who in your homeland say softly with dirt and what do you want from America after that.
          1. hobot
            hobot April 11 2016 22: 07
            0
            And how many are omitted - and do not count ...
        2. forester
          forester April 11 2016 17: 45
          0
          Quote: PKK
          How many traitors and scum divorced under the Americans. The United States itself is not disgusted to communicate with the descendants.

          Who among the amers used to say? - "he is a son of a bitch but he is our son of a bitch"
        3. Mikado
          Mikado April 11 2016 18: 31
          +1
          Quote: PKK
          The US itself is not disgusted to communicate with the downcast.


          The fact of the matter is that probably, if not disgusting, then certainly squeamishly. For the United States, these so-called. "brothers" are not people. Just meat that should shit for us. Used and thrown out like a circulated syphosis prostitute.
          How many times has Europe betrayed, for example, Poland? And all the same, the Poles are yapping at us, the desire to be "cultured Europeans" with the European Union and gay parades overpowers.
          And these there too ..
      4. sherp2015
        sherp2015 April 11 2016 16: 39
        +2
        Quote: Michael67
        Bulgarian leadership for sale. Poured a lot of cookies?
        Own people will curse them. For betrayal.

        Quote: tiredwithall
        "I am convinced that we will show our American partners the best of the glorious traditions of the Bulgarian army."


        Those "brothers" ...
        Selling guys, especially their rulers
      5. gergi
        gergi April 11 2016 17: 40
        +1
        The owner on the cheek favorably patted, smartly happy. Eternal prostatomas.
        1. Mikado
          Mikado April 11 2016 18: 33
          +1
          Quote: gergi
          The owner on the cheek favorably patted, smartly happy. Eternal prostatomas.



          Just like from the movie: "The gentleman appointed me his beloved wife!" laughing
      6. Ros 56
        Ros 56 April 12 2016 07: 08
        0
        Quote: Michael67
        Own people will curse them. For betrayal.


        Seriously? What a people, such a government. The government was not sent to them from Mars, they themselves chose. By the way, like us. And do not hell to complain, they themselves are to blame.
    2. Kostyar
      Kostyar April 11 2016 16: 00
      +6
      I am convinced that we will show our American partners the best of the glorious traditions of the Bulgarian army.

      What can you show American homosexual partners ...?! How to push the bunches apart navazelinenny, "brothers" Slavs, shameful !!!
    3. Altona
      Altona April 11 2016 16: 18
      +9
      Quote: tiredwithall
      "I am convinced that we will show our American partners the best of the glorious traditions of the Bulgarian army."
      In World War II they sat under the Germans. Now under the striped footcloths. A retaliatory strike is the return of one's own stupidity.

      --------------------------
      When we were in Europe, they wanted to become the "16th republic", now they apparently want to become the "51st US states". Backbone freaks. And they have the same army. It would be better to shoot the series "Rescuers Slenchev Bryag" to please the new gentleman.
    4. 222222
      222222 April 11 2016 16: 47
      +1
      .... and old Soviet technology .. the glorious times of Todor and Leonid Ilyich ... laughing
    5. Persistent
      Persistent April 11 2016 17: 03
      +2
      "I am convinced that we will show our American partners the best of the glorious traditions of the Bulgarian army."

      All the "glorious" traditions of the Bulgarian army fit into the TV series "There are many of us on every kilometer" ... They played this in the 70s ... Without the Russian army and then the USSR, the Bulgarian army has no traditions and cannot be !!!!
    6. hobot
      hobot April 11 2016 22: 03
      0
      And how much did they lie under the Turks?
    7. marlin1203
      marlin1203 April 12 2016 00: 49
      0
      Glorious traditions of the Bulgarian army ??? This is whatoooo !!! ??? request
  2. Oleg Lavrov
    Oleg Lavrov April 11 2016 15: 57
    +4
    Well, yes ... how to keep your arms above your head when surrendering to the enemy!
  3. newcomer
    newcomer April 11 2016 15: 58
    +6
    do not boldly seish the people.
  4. Alexey RA
    Alexey RA April 11 2016 15: 58
    +9
    I am convinced that we will show our American partners the best of the glorious traditions of the Bulgarian army.

    How to sit the whole war away from the main theater and surrender to the Soviet troops without firing a shot? smile
  5. salad
    salad April 11 2016 15: 58
    +6
    Funny Bulgarians are also infected with UkroLitovskoPolskyvirus laughing
  6. Oznob
    Oznob April 11 2016 15: 59
    +3
    Show how to make plum brandy? wassat
  7. Walking
    Walking April 11 2016 15: 59
    +6
    What traditions are there, even funny lol
  8. x.andvlad
    x.andvlad April 11 2016 16: 00
    +3
    Brothers "glorious warriors" go out of their way in front of 35 amerikosy.
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  10. Valter1364
    Valter1364 April 11 2016 16: 01
    +5
    If there are no "glorious traditions of the Bulgarian army", then they must be invented. smile
  11. EvgNik
    EvgNik April 11 2016 16: 03
    +6
    Brothers. We have some kind of wrong "brothers". No matter how much you help, no matter how much you stroke the head, everyone looks like a "kind" uncle to come to an agreement. Longing, sadness.
    1. Prisoner
      Prisoner April 11 2016 16: 15
      +1
      You can’t pamper the younger ones much. Bastards can grow out of them, as history shows.
  12. kepmor
    kepmor April 11 2016 16: 05
    +6
    Damn, what kind of "glorious traditions of the Bulgarian army" is this bastard talking about ?!
    What the hell are they constantly "smoking" there if they carry such a "blizzard" every time?
    Well, if only by "glorious traditions" we understand the betrayal of the "brothers" in two world wars and the ability to capitulate before the outbreak of hostilities, then YES ... there are NO equal to the Bulgarians here - that's absolutely certain!
    1. AlexSK
      AlexSK April 11 2016 16: 17
      +9
      Quote: kepmor
      What the hell are they constantly "smoking" there if they carry such a "blizzard" every time?

      Well, apparently picky! Recently, our "little brothers" have aggravated everything.
  13. zenith
    zenith April 11 2016 16: 06
    +4
    The exercises involved more than 100 units of military equipment.
    Basically the sample of 1980 - Soviet production. 200 units went to spare parts to 100 still active.
  14. Arktidianets
    Arktidianets April 11 2016 16: 08
    +2
    Glorious traditions ?! Well ridiculed, warriors damn it.
  15. pigkiller
    pigkiller April 11 2016 16: 10
    +3
    In world wars, Bulgaria was an adversary of Russia. And it's not just about nationality
    ruling dynasty. Maybe it should not have been in the 19th century. drive the Ottomans from Plevna, Shipka and Sofia? IMHO
  16. Prisoner
    Prisoner April 11 2016 16: 11
    +6
    I was amused about the glorious traditions, but everything else is pretty sad. The lands of Bulgaria, Poland and others are abundantly watered with the blood of Russian soldiers-liberators, so what? I don’t care that you won’t wait for "thanks", at least they didn’t show figs in your back! And "glorious" traditions are, yes, they are strong.
  17. 76SSSR
    76SSSR April 11 2016 16: 12
    +2
    The glorious traditions of the Bulgarian army are to sit on the shoulders of a Russian soldier with legs dangling, which is against Turkey (Shipka), that against Fritz in the Second World War.
  18. NordUral
    NordUral April 11 2016 16: 12
    +6
    The time will come, the people of Bulgaria will throw you, whom you always drag into unnatural unions, and even in the eternal posture of a postirushka.
  19. betta
    betta April 11 2016 16: 15
    +3
    "the Bulgarian military has already received high marks from American colleagues" laughing it remains to add "The owner is happy!" laughing laughing
  20. vmo
    vmo April 11 2016 16: 17
    +2
    "The Bulgarian military have already received high marks from their American colleagues" laughing it remains to add "Is the owner satisfied?" laughing laughing

    Where are the traditions ??? Zadolizy,
    1. betta
      betta April 11 2016 16: 20
      +2
      There may be a tradition to be under someone, those "six"
    2. betta
      betta April 11 2016 16: 20
      0
      There may be a tradition to be under someone, those "six"
  21. Pinkie F.
    Pinkie F. April 11 2016 16: 20
    +2
    One NATO member conducts border-strengthening exercises with another NATO member, and calls it "Strike Back". And begs for praise from the overlord. It's all funny.
  22. akims
    akims April 11 2016 16: 20
    +3
    Glorious traditions of the Bulgarian army

    What is it like? Change pants quickly?
  23. Romanenko
    Romanenko April 11 2016 16: 20
    +2
    As far as I remember, the best tradition of the Bulgarian army was at least to fight with support, and as a maximum to hide behind the back of the Russian army, so that they wanted to show it there ???
    1. Pinkie F.
      Pinkie F. April 11 2016 16: 34
      +2
      Quote: Romanenko
      and at most hide behind the back of the Russian army

      and in the Balkan wars and WWI too?
  24. morpogr
    morpogr April 11 2016 16: 27
    +6
    Liznul so licked. Like, you just tell the owner, and we will say and show.
  25. loginovich
    loginovich April 11 2016 16: 29
    +7
    We made a decision and send an additional 300 troops to guard the border. The total length of our border with Greece and Turkey is about 1000 kilometers, and not everywhere there we can build a fence. Earlier, we had already sent an additional 150 troops to the border and allocated 100 million leva (about 50 million euros).

    The Union of Fences. Join the unions, which then build fences between themselves. Reinforced concrete for the fortress. Morons ...
  26. sounddoc
    sounddoc April 11 2016 16: 33
    +12
    To the question about the "glorious" traditions of the Bulgarian army. I quote: "..., on June 29, 1913, Bulgaria suddenly and without declaring war attacked its allies - Serbia and Greece, together with whom it defeated the Ottoman Empire just a few months earlier, having completed the centuries-old epic of the liberation of Southeastern Europe from Turkish rule, it is difficult to recall such a despicable and at the same time stupid act in the history of international relations of the twentieth century.
    The reason for the attack was the Bulgarian claims to Macedonia, which had been conquered from the Turks by the Serbs and Greeks. It seemed to the Bulgarian king Ferdinand that as a result of the victory over Turkey he received Thrace with a wide outlet to the Aegean Sea and pushed the Turkish border almost to Istanbul. He also wanted Macedonia, but the Serbs and Greeks rejected these claims. Then Ferdinand decided to get what he wanted by force, hoping that the Bulgarian army outnumbered the Serbian and Greek armies combined. Thus began a short but bloody war, which received the name of the Second Balkan ... "
    And further: "On July 29, an armistice was signed, and on August 10, a peace treaty was signed in Bucharest, according to which Bulgaria ceded the Adrianople region to Turkey, Romania - the province of Southern Dobrudzha with the city of Silistra, and Greece - a part of Southwestern Thrace. Only Serbia did not receive no territorial gains from the war.In addition, Bulgaria lost more than 23 thousand killed and over 40 thousand wounded in a month of hostilities. The total losses of its opponents totaled about the same.
    In conclusion, it must be said that Bulgaria adequately thanked Russia for its salvation. Just two years later, on September 6, 1915, she declared war on her, having entered the First World War on the side of Germany, Austria-Hungary and Turkey ... "(c)
    In the photo: Serbian soldiers at a position near Adrianople. During the war with Turkey, Serbia sent its military contingent to help Bulgaria, and six months later it was attacked by Bulgarian troops.
    1. niksan2002
      niksan2002 April 11 2016 21: 54
      0
      What can you do if all the fools rule it, and the people endure everything, because it is overwhelmed to endure.
  27. VP
    VP April 11 2016 16: 35
    +2
    The sergeant who commanded the American platoon praised and blew the hood off the prime minister with happiness? )
  28. volodya
    volodya April 11 2016 16: 36
    +1
    The Bulgarians and Shipka and the Second World War have forgotten, and how many of ours died freeing them!
  29. sounddoc
    sounddoc April 11 2016 16: 36
    +2
    Continuing the theme: Bulgarian prisoners of war captured by Greek troops.
  30. Koronik
    Koronik April 11 2016 16: 36
    +12
    Yes, the favorite pastime of "brothers" is to bring toilet paper with a low bow.
    1. x.andvlad
      x.andvlad April 11 2016 17: 09
      0
      Let the words of Mikhail Dmitrievich be an eternal reminder. Thanks to such figures as B. Borisov, the word "brothers" has become a dirty word.
      We are stopping Russian planes, we also stopped three large Russian projects. If we are not your partner, then who do you call your partner? " asks Boyko Borisov from American businessmen.
      http://www.vestifinance.ru/articles/63298
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  32. tupolev-95
    tupolev-95 April 11 2016 16: 39
    +1
    Perhaps I will be mistaken in the details, but during World War I, when Bulgaria (possibly Romania, but radish horseradish is not sweeter) decided to enter the war, the Russian General Staff argued as follows - to save Bulgaria (if it takes the side of Russia) it takes so much some divisions and as many divisions are needed to defeat Bulgaria (if it takes the side of Germany). Those. in any case, we distracted a certain number of divisions, which was at the mercy of the Germans and disadvantageous to us.
    1. novobranets
      novobranets April 11 2016 17: 35
      0
      Quote: Tupolev-95
      . in any case, we distracted a certain number of divisions, which was at the mercy of the Germans and disadvantageous to us.

      In WWII it was almost the same.
      After the attack on the USSR in June 1941, Hitler repeatedly demanded that Tsar Boris send Bulgarian troops to the Eastern Front. However, fearing the growth of pro-Russian sentiments, the tsar evaded this requirement and Bulgaria did not nominally participate in the German war against the USSR. However, Bulgaria’s participation in the occupation of Greece and Yugoslavia and hostilities against Greek and Yugoslav partisans freed up German divisions to be sent to the Eastern Front. In addition, on December 6, 1941, Bulgarian patrol ships sank the Soviet submarine Sch-204 in the Varna region.
  33. tol100v
    tol100v April 11 2016 16: 40
    +2
    The Bulgarians remembered their traditions of betrayal! If they think that this will help them, then they are deeply mistaken!
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  35. Mercenary
    Mercenary April 11 2016 16: 44
    +3
    "I am convinced that we will show our American partners the best of the glorious traditions of the Bulgarian army."
    The owners have not yet forgotten how to lick the backs of the owners since the First World War, lie down under the enemy, and the traditions of the noble Bulgarians to live in captivity of the Ottoman yoke and the Russian liberators to betray and hait. Try to please the Americans ... am
  36. Abbra
    Abbra April 11 2016 16: 45
    +1
    It’s sad to see and hear these statements from Lisobud ...
  37. ratfly
    ratfly April 11 2016 16: 46
    +4
    It looks like they've always been like that. Our opinion about them was changing. We are all waiting for gratitude and respect. No need to "make friends", you need to partner. Debit credit, count everything. Not to help, but to trade. And then there will be no surprises. This is, of course, in international relations ...
  38. krops777
    krops777 April 11 2016 16: 46
    +1
    What the hell are they constantly "smoking" there if they carry such a "blizzard" every time?


    It also seemed to me that the prime minister in the photo is slightly under a degree.
  39. cap
    cap April 11 2016 16: 48
    +1
    Boyko Borisov (quote from the Ministry of Defense of Bulgaria):
    I am convinced that we will show our American partners the best of the glorious traditions of the Bulgarian army.


    It is strange that the Turkish military contingent is not represented in the exercises, and it was Turkey that could tell a lot about the glorious traditions of the Bulgarian army.


    Let them tell you about the battle for Shipka. Bleat what they write to NATO, MO "brothers" am
  40. vanavatny
    vanavatny April 11 2016 16: 49
    +5
    somewhere quietly minus the Bulgarian warrior, paying tribute to traditions
    1. novobranets
      novobranets April 11 2016 17: 11
      +1
      Quote: vanavate
      somewhere quietly minus the Bulgarian warrior, paying tribute to traditions

      laughing good
  41. vobels
    vobels April 11 2016 16: 54
    +3
    But what is so unlucky for the Bulgarians rulers then. Or what kind of people - such and rulers?
  42. cedar
    cedar April 11 2016 16: 54
    +3
    Amerikosy did not focus on the teachings, but if that .., to teach another colony once again. We look forward to April 20.
  43. novobranets
    novobranets April 11 2016 17: 01
    +6
    "Bulgaria will show American partners the glorious traditions of the Bulgarian army"
    And what traditions do they have for which they would not be ashamed? What is so glorious, did Bulgaria do at all? Neither steal nor guard. request
    Left Bulgarian Tsar Boris 3rd
    1. iouris
      iouris April 11 2016 17: 26
      +2
      Boris III is the king of Bulgaria from the Saxe-Coburg-Gotha Dynasty. He had the rank of German admiral (1916).
  44. almost demobil
    almost demobil April 11 2016 17: 02
    +2
    "Glorious traditions of the Bulgarian army" ... lol
  45. Warrior2015
    Warrior2015 April 11 2016 17: 34
    +1
    Quote: Alexey RA
    How to sit the whole war away from the main theater and surrender to the Soviet troops without firing a shot? smile

    Well, no, there were some shots, and they were noted on the Eastern Front. And so - yes, it rarely happened that one small country was at one time in a war with England, the USA, and the USSR - both Germany and France. But the type of Bulgarians did ...

    Quote: ASK505
    And in what difficult times for Russia were the Bulgarians brothers to us? This word needs to be thrown out of the lexicon.

    This is a very difficult question. In recent times, they ended up traveling on Russian blood. However, before the arrival of the Turks, Bulgaria was really a Slavic-Turkic country in relation to Kievan Rus (if anyone does not know - in the early Middle Ages, Bulgarian Turks came to Bulgaria and conquered the local Slavic-Thracian population).

    Quote: pigkiller
    In world wars, Bulgaria was an adversary of Russia. And it's not just the nationality of the ruling dynasty
    Yes, after the Russian-Turkish 1877-1878 years. that Bulgaria was not among the allies of Russia. But maybe because other Balkan countries were its creators and enemies of Bulgaria?

    My opinion is generally categorical - Russia does not need to get into any Balkan affairs, there is no need to help anyone - who would help us! and in the end we need to learn to appreciate the blood of a Russian soldier!
  46. biserino
    biserino April 11 2016 18: 23
    +1
    Our story is longer and more glorious. Fact.
    1. niksan2002
      niksan2002 April 11 2016 21: 58
      +2
      History of what?
  47. Kudrevkn
    Kudrevkn April 11 2016 18: 45
    +1
    Sorry. that our ancestors gave their lives for the "brothers" who are now preparing Russia in gratitude for freedom and independence "retaliatory strike"? Truly, don't do good and you won't get a g ...!
  48. 1536
    1536 April 11 2016 19: 38
    0
    It made sense when the tsarist government declared war on Turkey in 1877. We then fought on Shipka, near Plevna, in Bulgaria, in general. There was only one goal - to gain control over the Black Sea straits and freedom in the Mediterranean Sea. This was necessary for Russian industry, which developed rapidly after the abolition of serfdom. On the whole, there was no question of any fraternal assistance to the Bulgarians. The Bulgarians hindered us rather than helped, because it was still necessary to save them from the brutal Turks. So what? And the fact that there would be no Bulgarians, it would be easier for everyone to achieve their goals. These ethnic enclaves in the Balkans should have long ago been turned into recreational zones free of any military presence, deprived of any army, transferring the functions of law enforcement to European structures!
  49. wandlitz
    wandlitz April 11 2016 19: 43
    0
    ... the glorious traditions of the Bulgarian army " fight against Russia. And at the opportunity, betray their masters, pretending to be allies of Russia .....
  50. senima56
    senima56 April 11 2016 19: 46
    +6
    I have been to Bulgaria many times and for a long time. Of course, I talked with the Bulgarians. Those who are older are fluent in Russian. Young people either pretend they do not understand Russian or do not want to speak Russian. But I very much remember a conversation with an elderly Bulgarian. When I reproached him for the fact that Bulgaria joined NATO and the European Union, he answered me like this: "Don't worry! We are such a special nation, wherever we climb, everything collapses! We fought against Russia in the First World War and lost ! We fought against Russia in the Second World War and lost! We entered the Warsaw Pact, it collapsed! We were in CMEA (who does not remember, the Council for Mutual Economic Assistance, united the USSR and the socialist countries) - it collapsed! Now we have entered NATO and the European Union ...... well, you know what will happen to them! " The people are not mistaken!