Bulgaria wants to serve in Poland, the Soviet MiG-29
Bulgaria intends to conclude an agreement with Poland on the maintenance of the MiG-29 Soviet production, in service of the country, said on the first day of the week the head of the Ministry of defense of Bulgaria Nikolay Nenchev.
Nenchev said that Sofia and Warsaw for a number of months are successful dialogues on this issue, and the contract has to be signed by the end of the month.
the head of the defense Ministry noted that this step is being taken in order to reduce the dependence of Bulgaria from Russia.
"We will do everything in their power to reduce our dependence on Russia. Bulgaria is the only member of NATO, which is 90% dependent on Russia. It bothers me, and I would not wish to continue down this path, " said Nenchev in conversation Agency
Relations between the West and Russia deteriorated amid the Ukrainian fall, put Bulgaria, as a NATO member, is dependent on Russia in many spheres, in a quandary.
He also said that Bulgaria ought to repair six fighters, and Poland made the offer more reasonable prices than Russia.
Bulgaria and before that, they stated that due to the expensive cost of restoration of the Russian MiG fighter jets, air force Bulgaria have the opportunity to move to buy fighter jets NATO.
according to information from open sources, now in service with the Bulgarian air force, besides other combat vehicles cost 12 MiG-29s and two MiG-29UB (combat training).