Rear Support for Ukraine: Estonia Weighs Troop Deployment – Novinite.com – Sofia News Agency

The Estonian government is actively considering the deployment of troops to western Ukraine for rear support roles, aiming to alleviate Ukrainian forces from non-direct combat duties and enable them to focus on frontline engagements. According to Tallinn’s national security advisor to the president, Madis Roll, discussions are underway, with the executive branch Read more…

Bulgaria’s Arms Imports Skyrocket – Novinite.com – Sofia News Agency

Bulgaria has experienced a staggering increase in arms imports, rising by 920% between 2019 and 2023 compared to the period of 2014 to 2018. This significant surge in arms procurement was revealed in a report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), highlighting a notable shift in Bulgaria‘s defense strategy. The SIPRI report also shed light on Read more…

Russia Hunts Bulgarians Allegedly Linked to Ukrainian Conflict – Novinite.com – Sofia News Agency

Three Bulgarians are now sought by Russian authorities for their alleged involvement in the conflict in Ukraine, as revealed by the database of wanted persons accessed by Mediazona, a Russian news website. Among the individuals sought are Ivan Kalchev-Gligi, known for his participation in the International Legion for the Protection of Ukraine, along with Read more…

Rest In Peace – Bulgarian Volunteer Dies While Fighting in Ukraine

Tragic news emerged as Svetoslav Slavkov, a 31-year-old Bulgarian volunteer engaged in the struggle for Ukraine‘s freedom, has passed away. The devastating news was confirmed by his close friend Boyan Rasate, who received the information from another Bulgarian volunteer currently serving in Ukraine. Slavkov‘s untimely demise, marked by a commitment to his ideals and a resolute fight against Read more…

Off With The Head: Dismantling Of The Monument To The Soviet Army Continues For The Third Day – Novinite.com – Sofia News Agency

The dismantling of the Monument to the Soviet Army in the center of Sofia continues for the third day. This morning, the head of the Soviet soldier was removed from the top of the monument. Work to dismantle the figures began early this morning, with an increased police presence in the area of the monument. The goal is Read more…

Bulgarian President Radev Vetoes Armored Vehicle Donation to Ukraine, Prioritizes National Security – Novinite.com – Sofia News Agency

Bulgarian President Rumen Radev took a decisive stance today, vetoing the agreement for the provision of armored transport vehicles to Ukraine. The ratified deal, aiming to donate equipment from Bulgaria’s Interior Ministry to Ukraine‘s Ministry of Defence, faced a significant setback as the President returned it to Parliament for further discussion. In his rationale Read more…

Bulgarian Defense Minister: Aid to Ukraine is Our Strategic Interest! – Novinite.com – Sofia News Agency

“Justice will not prevail if Russia remains in possession of even one square kilometer of Ukrainian territory and does not bear responsibility for the destruction caused and the war crimes committed”. This is what Defense Minister Todor Tagarev said in the discussions on the motion of no confidence in the government for the defense Read more…