Bulgaria to arm coast guard with missiles due to Russian threat in Black Sea
Bulgarian Prime Minister Nikolai Denkov says the country will arm its coast guard with missiles: the decision is due to tensions in the Black Sea caused by Russia's aggression against Ukraine
This is reported by Novinite.com.
The Prime Minister stressed that Bulgaria must develop its navy so that it is sufficiently prepared to defend the country.
"At the moment we do not see a direct threat to Bulgarian ports, but force is answered with force. That is why we have started buying missiles for the coast guard, so that no one dares to approach our Black Sea cities," Denkov said.
As an example, he cited the Russian strikes on the Bulgarian city of Varna in 1915, which were carried out from the water.
"Russian politicians have repeatedly said that after Ukraine, the Baltic republics and Moldova follow. It is high time that the Bulgarian citizens open their eyes that there is an aggressor who wants to regain imperial influence," the prime minister added.
On July 19, Ukraine said it was considering transporting food as part of the Grain Initiative through the territorial waters of Bulgaria and neighboring Romania.