Bulgaria is not paid for a visit to the Air Force of the Netherlands in our country. This meeting of the Minister of Defense Dramir Zakov from the parliamentary rostrum on the occasion of the 4 F-35 fighters from the Netherlands that arrived in Bulgaria two days ago on the line of NATO for air defense.
In case of force majeure, such as urgent repairs, Bulgaria can provide funds for the fighters, but they will be reimbursed under a contract, it became clear from the words of the Minister. Zakov added that the costs for the company in our country, which will include American and Italian soldiers, will also not be paid by the state. Bulgaria will give only for its soldiers, and the other countries will take care of their own.
To prevent the spread of false information from the parliamentary rostrum, the Prime Minister, in response to a question from Vazrazhdane, asked whether a Bulgarian-Macedonian group of soldiers named Gotse Delchev had organized combat training with weapons and drones in public places. Zakov denied that there was such a group in our country. He explained that the ministry had investigated the photos cited by Kostadin Kostadinov’s party as evidence, and it turned out that they were not taken on Bulgarian territory at all, but that footage of alleged Belarusian volunteers had been processed.
Vazrazhdane also asked if we had biological laboratories and chemical weapons.
“When I look at the issue, I was deeply surprised not only as Minister of Defense, but also as a diplomat with 20 years of experience in the field of international security. Bulgaria has signed and ratified the Convention for the Protection of the Development, Production and Conservation of Biological, Toxic Weapons and Their Destruction, which entered into force in 1975. The Convention allows the authorized use of bacteriological, biological agents and toxins for peaceful purposes, including the development of vaccines that save human animals. and the sites are under inspection by international teams, “Zakov said. According to him, Bulgaria has also signed the ban on the development, production, accumulation and use of chemical weapons and their destruction, which came into force in 1997. adopts the Law on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.
He noted that since the entry into force of the Convention in 1997, there have been three cases of the use of chemical weapons in violation of the Convention.
“These violations stem from the regimes of Saddam Hussein, Bashar al-Assad and Vladimir Putin. The latter is in Europe. in a way compatible with environmental protection, public health and safety, “the minister added.