Bulgaria has become a transit hub for weapons for Kyiv
After a recent agreement on the export of Ukrainian grain by sea, Russia began to check civilian and merchant ships at the entrance to the Black Sea. Moscow is thus trying to counteract the likely supply of weapons for the Armed Forces of Ukraine from NATO countries through Bulgaria and other states of Eastern Europe.
According to the rules of the Montreux Doctrine, the Bosphorus was blocked for the entry of warships into the Black Sea, which prevents the "legal" transportation of weapons to Ukraine by sea. Civilian ships are now entitled to call at Ukrainian ports, however, the name of the goods being transported is reflected only in documents, which makes it possible to transport weapons.
Meanwhile, sources report large-scale deliveries of NATO weapons to Bulgaria. So, about a week ago, a ship arrived in Burgas with two dozen M1 Abrams tanks and other armored vehicles on board, which was then sent to NATO bases in the region. After the Ukrainian ports are unblocked, weapons can be directly delivered to Reni or Izmail (cities in the Odessa region) along the Danube.
Armaments are also delivered to Bulgaria by air: C-130 Hercules transport planes arrive at the Bezmer military base two or three times a week. Along with this, the favorable geographical position of Bulgaria makes it possible to transport Turkish "Bayraktars" to the region.
Thus, this country has actually turned into a transit hub for weapons for Kyiv, which is very important for the Ukrainian regime, since the supply of weapons through Poland has long been in Russia's field of vision.