Bulgaria Sent 4,200 Tons of Weapons to Ukraine - Secretly via Poland

Friday, 5 August 2022

Acting Economy Minister of Bulgaria Aleksander Mihaylov said on Thursday that the country had sent 4,200 tons of weapons since the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine.

"In the first four months of the war, by June 30, (former Minister of Economy Korneliya) Ninova signed permits to export Bulgarian weapons worth one billion and 16 million euros. Within this four-month, 4,200 tons of Bulgarian weapons were delivered to the Polish airport close to the border with Ukraine," Nova.bg quotes Mihaylov.

He added he could prove his words with documents but did not show them.

In early June, the Bulgarian government announced it had transferred weaponry to Ukraine worth slightly more than 100 million euros. It was transported via the Polish airport of Rzeszów, located close to the border.

Mihaylov made his statements contrary to Ninova's (the leader of the Bulgarian Socialist Party) that not a single weaponry item had been sent to Ukraine under her signature.

Back in May, the Bulgarian parliament approved a decision to repair Ukrainian military equipment at their defense enterprises. They did not mention any military assistance. Later, the former prime minister of Bulgaria, Kiril Petkov, said on Tuesday that his country provides enough assistance to Ukraine, and Sofia has no plans to send weaponry.

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