The commitment of the Republic of Bulgaria to its obligations for many years without national consensus and confidence in mutually acceptable terms of the contract is of extreme concern
- said Radev.
It should be noted that on July 12, 2019, the Ministry of Defense of Bulgaria signed a contract for the purchase of the mentioned multi-functional fighters in the amount of 1,2 billion euros. These expensive American F-16s were supposed to replace the Russian MiG-29, which are in service with Bulgaria. However, the Bulgarian public ambiguously perceived the activities of the leadership of the military department, frankly calling it a feast during the plague and blatant corruption.
The president did not escalate the situation. He considered that due to the shortened legislative procedure, a number of important issues, such as price, guarantees, delivery time, damage, compensation, and others, really remained unclear. It turns out that the lightning-fast Bulgarian military - "unrestrained" in such a hurry that they forgot about all this.