Bulgaria to provide Ukraine with disused S-300 air defense missiles
The Defense Committee of the National Assembly of Bulgaria has supported the decision to provide Ukraine with old missiles for the S-300 air defense system
The Bulgarian News Agency reported the information on September 26.
Bulgarian Defense Minister Todor Tagarev explained that the proposal to provide additional military assistance to Ukraine does not include any air defense missile systems. He clarified that Bulgaria will provide Ukraine with missiles that it cannot repair.
"We should better not keep defective SAM missiles because this is hazardous and may endanger the life of personnel," said Defense Chief Admiral Emil Eftimov.
Earlier in the day, on September 26, four MPs submitted a proposal to the Bulgarian parliament to provide Ukraine with disused missiles for S-300 air defense missile systems, Faktor wrote.
Thus, the draft decision signed by Boyko Borisov, Delyan Peevski, Hristo Ivanov, and Kirill Petkov states that Bulgaria does not need missiles with defects, and Ukraine can allegedly repair them and use them to protect civilian objects from Russian air attacks."Our country does not have the necessary potential to repair these munitions on its own. Their use by our army would pose a serious risk to the lives of Bulgarian soldiers. Unlike Bulgaria, Ukraine has stated that it has the capability to put such faulty ammunition into service," the MPs said in their appeal.
On July 14, Bulgaria officially announced the supply of heavy weapons to Ukraine for the first time. This was the largest single package of military aid from the country.