NATO wants to strengthen its eastern flank

US Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austinwas visiting Sofia on Saturday for talks with Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov. While Bulgaria refuses to send military aid to Ukraine, the two men spoke of strengthening NATO’s eastern flank.

“Bulgaria will continue to do everything possible to help the Ukrainians in this war and this great aggression of the Russian Federation, assured Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov. But being so close to the conflict, it is not possible for us, at the present time, to send military aid to Ukraine.

“We also talked about the things our forces are doing together and we are very grateful for the leadership of Bulgaria hosting here. a battle groupsaid US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin.

From protesters gathered in a park near the Bulgarian Ministry of Defense during the visit of the US Secretary of Defense. Some russian flags were mixed with Bulgarian flags.

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