Kosovo applies for Membership in Council of Europe, Serbia convenes Security Council – Novinite.com – Sofia News Agency

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said he received official information “five minutes ago” that Kosovo Foreign Minister Donika Gervalla had applied to join the Council of Europe, Tanjug reported. In that regard, Vucic announced that a meeting of the National Security Council of Serbia would take place on Friday afternoon. “By doing so, Pristina has shown that it has brutally Read more…

American Planes will be Involved in the Protection of the Bulgarian Sky – Novinite.com – Sofia News Agency

Bulgarian Defense Minister Dragomir Zakov said at the “Tsrancha” training complex that during his visit to the United States he had held talks with the Pentagon to include American planes in Bulgaria‘s joint air guard. “We held talks on the possibilities for ‘Air Policing’ in Bulgaria, on the possibility of providing aircraft between the MiG-29 and F-16 Block Read more…

In the former Soviet satellite state, the Bulgarian government was so divided on providing military aid to Ukraine that it almost collapsed. A solution came from Ukraine itself. But will the compromise last? Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Kiril Petkov was instrumental in making a deal for Ukraine Should weapons and military Read more…

Chief of Defense: 700-800 soldiers from Italy are Coming to Bulgaria for NATO’s Battle Group – Novinite.com – Sofia News Agency

“Between 700 and 800 soldiers from Italy will arrive in Bulgaria to participate in the NATO Multinational Battle Group on our territory.” This was announced by Bulgaria’s Chief of Defense Admiral Emil Eftimov in an interview with the Bulgarian National Television. “Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, our naval forces have been closely monitoring the Black Sea,” he explained. “After the Read more…

NY Times: Bulgaria has Supplied Weapons to Ukraine through an American Company – Novinite.com – Sofia News Agency

Bulgaria and five other countries sell Soviet weapons and ammunition to Ukraine through the US company Ultra Defense Corp., based in Tampa, Florida, according to an analysis by the New York Times. The company works with arms factories in Bulgaria, Romania, Bosnia, Serbia, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, which provide the so-called “non-standard ammunition“. They are not by US Read more…

Ethnic Bulgarian Ivan Minkov died in battle in Ukraine – Novinite.com – Sofia News Agency

A 20-year-old Bessarabian Bulgarian, Ivan Minkov, a resident of the Ukrainian village of Krichnoye (Chushmelia, Bolgrad oblast), has died on the Ukrainian front. The news was announced by Stepan Velikov, who is from the village of the murdered Ivan Minkov, and was spread by Viktor Stoyanov of the Macedonia Foundation. Today he told details on Nova TV. Read more…

In the Bulgarian Parliament: only one Political Party condemned the Atrocities in Bucha – Novinite.com – Sofia News Agency

The political party “Democratic Bulgaria” was the only parliamentary group to condemn the atrocities committed by Russian troops in Bucha. This happened with a declaration on the first plenary day of the week, read from the parliamentary rostrum by MP Antoaneta Tsoneva. Here is the full text of the declaration: “Evidence of atrocities committed by Read more…