Bulgaria has not received information about increased NATO presence in Black Sea

Photo: BGNES

We have not received any information that the USA intends to sail more warships into the Black Sea in connection with the situation in Ukraine, Bulgaria’s Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense Krasimir Karakachanov announced. Warships of Non-Black Sea powers may not remain in the Black Sea longer than 21 days, the Montreux Convention reads. The truth is that in the past twelve months the presence of NATO ships in the Black Sea was held on rotation principle. We have not been informed about extraordinary requests to Bulgaria and the Bulgarian Navy, Minister Karakachanov said. Earlier CNN announced that the USA began the necessary preparations to sail a warship into the Black Sea “in response to Russia’s actions against Ukraine in Kerch Strait”


More from category
Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva in a conversation with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, Italian Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero and Belgian Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders at the meeting in Brussels.

Minister Zaharieva about Kerch Strait events: No one wants rise of tension

Nobody wants a rise of tension, Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva told Bulgarian journalists at the EU Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels on the occasion of the events in the Kerch Strait. The Council of the EU has called for the..

updated on 12/10/18 6:39 PM

UN adopts Migration Pact, Bulgaria abstains

The UN Conference in Morocco has adopted the Migration Pact in the presence of leaders from around 150 countries. Bulgaria, as well as other EU Member States, refrained from supporting the document. In July, all UN member states, with the..

published on 12/10/18 3:59 PM

Mothers of children with disabilities receive Human of the Year Award

Parents of children with disabilities have received the Human of the Year Award 2018 of the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee. The awards are traditionally given on the International Day of Human Rights, marked today across the world. The chairman of..

published on 12/10/18 3:44 PM