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Bulgaria does not consider it necessary to deploy new NATO forces in the country


MOSCOW, Dec 21 Bulgarian Defense Minister Stefan Yanev does not consider it necessary to deploy additional NATO forces on the territory of Bulgaria. According to Yanev, NATO is considering various scenarios of response to the “growth of Russian military potential and activity on the eastern flank”, including the deployment of additional troops in Bulgaria and Romania. The minister noted that while technical discussions are underway, no decision has been made. Yanev believes that such discussions and approach “can lead to an undesirable increase in tension in the region.” “Moreover, at this stage, there is no reason to consider the observed processes as a direct threat to the North Atlantic Alliance and the corresponding security zone. In this sense, I do not believe that there is the necessary circumstances that may justify the decision related to the deployment of additional troops on our territory, “the minister said in a statement. Tod Walters, at a secret video link meeting with the heads of the military departments of the partner states, came up with the idea of ​​forming two military contingents of up to 1,500 people in Bulgaria and Romania as part of the NATO Enhanced Forward Presence mission. The media learned about NATO's plans to expand tingent in Bulgaria and Romania

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