Politics | October 8, 2001, Monday // 00:00

According to Defense Minister Svinarov, it is too early to make any assessments on the US military operation in Afghanistan. `I think that the strike has been sufficiently well planned and measured and will achieve its entire goal within a relatively brief period of time. Obviously, no one wants a long war against an enemy of world civilization which is practically not serious, ` Svinarov said.`I expect everything to end within one week,`he added. He commented that his personal opinion is that Bulgarians should not succumb to panic. `Now we must look with optimism at the actions of the world community, the United States and the NATO countries, and their responsive strike, which will prevent any possibility of responsive strikes as a response to the current strike, `he concluded

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