Washington’s combination of military confrontation and economic sanctions in its campaign against Russia has no moral basis, Brian Cloughley writes.
A national security report adopted by Bulgaria’s cabinet has just been sent to lawmakers for consideration. It is yet to be debated by the parliament’s committee and in plenary. The document named Russia as one of the main foreign policy risks. This is the first time a Bulgarian government openly calls Russia a threat to the country’s national security. According to the document signed by PM Boyko Borisov, “the actions of Russia as a source of regional instability also threaten our basic goal of a united, free and peaceful Europe”. Russia’s increased naval presence is considered a matter of special concern. The opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party as well as many MPs from other parties do not agree with that conclusion. They say the government is prone to anti-Russia sentiments.
The years of armed conflict in Syria and the recent successes of government forces have exacerbated internal conflicts within the North Atlantic Treaty Organization due to the different understandings by members of this military alliance of its goals and objectives in Syria…
US fighter planes will conduct patrols with the Bulgarian air force in September. The mission will begin on September 9 and last until September 16. US Air Force officials said the F-15Cs would operate out of Graf Ignatievo Air Base in Bulgaria to fly alongside Bulgarian MiG 29s.