Bulgarian President Suspects Intentional Provocations From Russia

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Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev suggested that Russia was intentionally provoking extraordinary flights of Bulgarian fighters. 

“Who has interest in extraordinary flights of Bulgaria's fighter planes - maybe to exhaust their technical capabilities, maybe to require maintenance sooner, maybe to exhaust the resources of the Bulgarian army,” Plevneliev said on Tuesday regarding the increased number of flights of Bulgarian fighter planes. 

In the past several months the Bulgarian air force, consisting of Russian MiG 29 fighters, made more flights than in the previous 20 years altogether. 

“If in previous years there were two-three flights per year, now there are two-three flights per week,” Plevneliev sad. “Now, every time the NATO airspace over the Black Sea is violated, take off two Bulgarian, two Romanian and two Turkish fighters, all because of one Russian plane. This is inefficient.”

According to Defence Minister Angel Naidenov the extraordinary flights were caused by Russian fighters and transport planes flying near the edge of   NATO's airspace over the Black Sea. He, however, refused to comment whether they were connected to the tensions in Ukraine and repeated that Bulgaria's air space was not violated.  

“I can only guess what is the goal of those Russian flights,” Naidenov said.

According to Naidenov, the technical maintenance and spare parts for the Bulgarian MiG 29 fighters is entirely in the hands of the Russian corporation RSK MiG, which services them under a framework agreement with the Defence Ministry.

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USS Zumwalt - 4 Apr 2014 // 01:06:00

NATO can fly its planes in international Airspace and this response from Russia is just an attempt at intimidation.

Russia is flying a lot of planes around Eastern Europe which is a blatant provocation to NATO.

Optimistic - 3 Apr 2014 // 23:07:41

Yes Riichie I agree, tell that to NATO, they didn't say excuse me to Serbia, we want to enter your airspace to bomb Belgrade.

Riichie - 3 Apr 2014 // 19:58:01

Any state or defence organisation "has the right to dispatch its forces anywhere on its own territory", but not to violate the airspace of another without permission.

Optimistic - 3 Apr 2014 // 15:06:22

Russia can fly its planes in international Airspace and this response from NATO is just an attempt at intimidation.

NATO is flying a lot of planes around Eastern Europe which is a blatant provocation to the Russian Federation.

Vladimir K is the same person as Yane - 2 Apr 2014 // 16:49:13

Come out of the closet Vladi (Yane)..We know who you are peasant boy.............

sa-sha sucks big fat juicy BG cock - 2 Apr 2014 // 16:47:20

As many other people have said before, these Russian idiots are acting like the US or China when their economy is smaller than Italy's. Just because you have nukes doesn't make you a power (look at Pakistan).

Stop playing games Putin, you are only bankrupting an already poor country and ruining further the already bleak economic future of your own people.

Russia has Champagne ideas and beer pockets.

Seedy - 2 Apr 2014 // 15:30:44

Barbecue Season is just around the corner: just nuke the Russki creeps and put them out of their drooling misery - I'm sure the street dogs here aren't too proud to eat some of their own kind.... ;)

EuroBoy - 2 Apr 2014 // 15:23:02

Rosen is most probably correct in his assessment, and I am sure it has been noted by NATO the little dirty games Russia is playing, as dirty and as filthy as Russia is, what else can we expect from such leader as Putler.

sa-sha - 2 Apr 2014 // 12:08:55

To "NATO Bulgarian": Be happy with sucking 28 +1(Your own one) di*ks. And try not to gag with happiness, buddy.

NATO Bulgarian - 2 Apr 2014 // 02:18:23

To all suckers of Russian dicks below:

F?ck off!

Yane - 2 Apr 2014 // 01:41:48

Rosen starts to sound more like Passy, each day, totally crazy!

ardland - 1 Apr 2014 // 23:55:24

This is how Putin plays at the Black Sea with the little puppies that sheltered under NATO's duvet.

Vladidmir K. - 1 Apr 2014 // 23:50:51

Bulgarian president should apply for work in Circus Balkanski.

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