Today's Quote: Neither Russophile nor Americanophile

Quotes | September 19, 2016, Monday // 10:36
Bulgaria: Today's Quote: Neither Russophile nor Americanophile Former Air Force Commander and presidential candidate Maj Gen Rumen Radev. File photo, BGNES

"I am a Bulgarophile. I have graduated from two American academies, I fly Russian aircraft, but I am neither a Russophile nor an Germanophile, nor an Americanophile. I am a Bulgarian military officer and insist that Bulgaria should have its coherent and independent policy within the unions of which it is a member."

Socialist-backed presidential candidate Maj Gen Rumen Radev commenting on accusations hurled by right-of-center parties who argue he stands for Russian interests.

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