7306 Bulgarian Military Reservists Summoned Since Start of 2015

Politics » DEFENSE | February 23, 2015, Monday // 14:51
Bulgaria: 7306 Bulgarian Military Reservists Summoned Since Start of 2015 Bulgarian Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev. Photo: BGNES

Since the beginning of the year, 7306 Bulgarians, who are part of the military reserve force, have been summoned to appear at their local military districts.

This became clear from the response of Bulgarian Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev to a question posed to him by a MP, BGNES news agency reports.

It appears that more people have been summoned for less than month and a half in 2015 compared to the number of people summoned in each of the years 2011, 2012 and 2013.

According to the information provided by the Central Office of Military Districts, there was a three-fold increase in the number of people summoned in 2014, who amounted to 19 168.

In the last ten years, the highest number of people were summoned in 2004 – 42 847.

This is a regular procedure, which is done in order to clear the lists from people who are no longer eligible for military service, those who are abroad, deceased people, people with change of address, etc.

Minister Nenchev have repeatedly dismissed rumours that there is an ongoing mobilisation in Bulgaria due to the conflict in Ukraine.

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