Bulgaria refused to buy American fighters

Bulgarian media, referring to the press service of the head of state, report that the country's president, Rumen Radev, vetoed a law ratifying the agreement on the purchase of eight F-16 Block 70 fighters from the United States. According to Radev, fierce disputes in the country's parliament, which were held before the vote on the appropriateness of spending funds, showed that there was no public consent (consensus) on this issue.

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.
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  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 24 July 2019 15: 07
    Why do Bulgarians need military aircraft in general? Let NATO defend it, otherwise why did they join it?
  2. Oleg RB Offline Oleg RB
    Oleg RB (Oleg) 24 July 2019 16: 49
    Something muddy ...
  3. Port Offline Port
    Port 26 July 2019 05: 40
    Quote: Bulanov
    Let NATO defend it, otherwise why did they join it?

    Elementary, for cannon fodder.
  4. Oleg RB Offline Oleg RB
    Oleg RB (Oleg) 1 August 2019 11: 01
    All, bros, they are buying 8 pieces of Falcons.