Bulgarian expert: without Ukraine and Georgia, Russia cannot defend itself


The West urgently needs to support the European members of NATO from among the former countries of the socialist camp, writes Bulgarian expert in the field of national and international security defense Mikhail Naydenov. His extensive article is published by the website of the Washington Middle East Institute. The Bulgarian also proposed accepting Georgia and Ukraine into the bloc to confront the Russian Federation on the Black Sea.


Economic negative after the COVID-19 pandemic will greatly affect the ability of the North Atlantic Alliance in terms of self-defense, the author believes. This is especially true for the most vulnerable part of the bloc - its members from Central and Eastern Europe. During this difficult time, they require increased attention and increased support from the most influential and powerful NATO allies. In particular, the United States.

The shocks caused by the pandemic open up new areas of vulnerability for the Euro-Atlantic family, many of which can be used by Russia and China during hybrid campaigns

- the text of the analysis says.

Mr. Naydenov points out the fact that with a fall in GDP, defense spending will also decrease. This is a real problem that will directly affect the funding allocated to military capacity building. Allies from Central and Eastern Europe are likely to be affected more by these events. They will require significant investment in the acquisition of new NATO-compatible systems and platforms.

These states will also have to decommission the inherited and obsolete military machinery Soviet production. NATO, according to the author of the publication, should give priority to strengthening the defense capabilities of its member states on the eastern flank. Given the lack of funding, the only way forward is to share the burden of creating renewed capacity.

The presence of Russia in the Black Sea is no less a difficult problem for NATO than the military potential of the Russian Federation in the Baltic. Strengthening power in the Crimea and Kaliningrad - there are two sides of the same coin. Russia sees its western border as a united front

- notes the author of the publication.

The expert also believes that Ukraine and Georgia should be encouraged on their way to NATO membership and in the field of military capacity building.

The strategic military balance in the region is gradually and steadily shifting in favor of Russia. This is further evidence of the need for rapprochement between Ukraine and Georgia with the North Atlantic Alliance in order to one day accept them as members.

- follows from the text of the article.

Ambitions to establish NATO’s advanced presence from the Baltic to the Black Sea will not be realized without integration into the common structure of Kiev and Tbilisi, Mikhail Naydenov said in the end.
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  1. gorenina91 Offline
    gorenina91 (Irina) 23 May 2020 08: 34
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    Bulgarian expert: without Ukraine and Georgia, Russia cannot defend itself

    Well then ... - almost everything is correct ...
    - Well, after the “non-military Trump” a belligerent democrat will come to the presidency of the US ... such as a “Clintons”, will quickly give a “green light” to all the hawks that are sitting in the Pentagon; will drive Turkey back to the stall; will strengthen all NATO garrisons in Europe and deploy new ones; restrain the entire relaxed US Navy; by willful decision and urgently accept Georgia and Ukraine, if not immediately as members of the EATO, then as "NATO candidates" with "sufficient powers" (Americans will come up with a quick "status") ... etc ...- And then .. .. - through all kinds of behind-the-scenes and official (scandalous and non-scandalous) negotiations, meetings, deals, secret meetings and all kinds of diplomatic intrigues, false promises and scams ... - just establish, establish, conclude ... with ... with China that something like a temporary separate military not very strong temporary alliance .... - But this is quite enough to bring Russia on beans with all its space problems ...; with all its blocked gas pipelines; with all sorts of sanctions for everything produced and mined in Russia ...- all this will be immediately introduced and applied by the Americans ....- In essence, this will be the introduction of a complete blockade and the regime of complete isolation of Russia ...- COVID-19 taught everyone how introduce a regime of isolation and quarantine ... - Here are the American and other world democrats starving for "Russian blood" - they will all happily pick up and will only welcome ...
    - Then all the epidemics and pandemics will seem to Russia .... - not really a problem event ...
    1. meandr51 Offline
      meandr51 (Andrei) 1 June 2020 12: 56
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      For Russia, this is the best option. The communists will come to power, recreate the USSR and again hang the red flag on the Reichstag, and then on Big Ben and the Capitol.
      1. gorenina91 Offline
        gorenina91 (Irina) 1 June 2020 15: 44
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        - Yes .... - Almost 75% of all Russian residents secretly hope for the USSR flag ...
  2. GTYCBJYTH2021 Offline
    GTYCBJYTH2021 (Andrei) 23 May 2020 11: 08
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    Bulgarians .... Bulgarian women do not need to defend themselves against Russians, especially against SIBERIANS ...... Bulgarian pepper grows well, even in greenhouses, we have .... Carrots, onions, dill, etc. - their own. ... Apples grow, plums and cherries ..... we have been living without Bulgarian produce for a long time, but we’ll wait for winters - then just remember about gas for “brothers” ...... Serb is a friend ..... .
  3. camo ridges Offline
    camo ridges (Michael) 23 May 2020 12: 30
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    I remember that the Bulgarian Prime Minister, not so long ago, poured out his soul before Putin: I was mistaken, forgive me guys. They frowned, they say, damned Americans, forced to abandon the "Bulgarian stream", but you, older brothers, do not be angry, this will not happen again. And in their country, and during that memorable visit, all propaganda did not go off the usual Russophobian rails, blasphemed Putin and all Russians. The question is, well, since you made your choice, what do you want from us? In order to continue to do good to you, do you support your existence, receiving in return only the ever-present groaning? It seems that such "little brothers" should be given once and for all a turn from the gate in all previously friendly contacts and sent away with all requests for help ...
  4. aleksandrmakedo Offline
    aleksandrmakedo (Dubovitsky Victor Kuzmich) 23 May 2020 17: 56
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    Quote: GTYCBJYTH2021
    Bulgarians .... Bulgarian women do not need to defend themselves against Russians, especially against SIBERIANS ...... Bulgarian pepper grows well, even in greenhouses, we have .... Carrots, onions, dill, etc. - their own. ... Apples grow, plums and cherries ..... we have been living without Bulgarian produce for a long time, but we’ll wait for winters - then just remember about gas for “brothers” ...... Serb is a friend ..... .

    The historical memory of this scum, who ALWAYS fought ALWAYS against its liberators, has been alive since the First Balkan War.
  5. boriz Offline
    boriz (boriz) 23 May 2020 19: 24
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    ... without Ukraine and Georgia, Russia cannot defend itself.

    Well, right, do not fight by yourself, you need to find fools instead of yourself ...
  6. Jozhik_2 Offline
    Jozhik_2 (Jozhik) 24 May 2020 00: 01
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    "Brother," in short. Dostoevsky was right in assessing all the vileness of these alleged “Slav brothers,” corrupt pro-slaves.
  7. Wanderer039 Offline
    Wanderer039 25 May 2020 22: 07
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    Again these Bulgarian Hitler’s shortcomings ... In vain Russia saved them from Turkey, in vain ... It was necessary to let the Turks cut them out, and then conquer these lands for themselves, and not for this Russophobia patient with NATO garbage !!!