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US soldiers come to Bulgaria to bolster NATO's eastern flank

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American soldiers will be deployed to Bulgaria as part of NATO's plans for deterrence and defense, the US mission in the Alliance has informed on Twitter.

The announcement came days after Gen. Daryl Williams, commanding general of United States Army Europe and Africa, paid a visit to Bulgaria. He discussed topics related to the combat group stationed on Bulgarian territory. In order to support it, 750 servicemen from the armed forces of Italy with 50 units of military equipment are expected to relocate to Bulgaria by mid-August. Bulgaria will participate with a company of 140 soldiers and 5 officers.

However, it is not clear how many of the 2,400 soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division will remain in Bulgaria as some of them will be sent to Romania, Slovakia and Hungary.



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