"I do not consider that there is a direct threat to the involvement of Bulgaria in an armed conflict.

There are risks to national security and they arise from the conflict that is close to us." This is what Defense Minister Dimitar Stoyanov said.

Dimitar Stoyanov was born on October 28, 1968 in Svilengrad.

In 1986, he appeared in the show "On Focus" on Nova TV.

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According to him, the least likely scenario is that the country will be involved in an armed conflict.

Stoyanov recalled that Bulgaria is in the NATO collective security system.

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. The Minister of Defense emphasized that the Bulgarian army is up to par, but not sufficiently high-tech.

"For 32 years, the Bulgarian army was underestimated and not enough funds were allocated for it," he commented.

In order to overcome the deficits, a priority investment program was developed, which was adopted by the Council of Ministers a few days ago.

"We have enough planes to guarantee the sovereignty of the Republic of Bulgaria," said Minister Dimitar Stoyanov

Dimitar Stoyanov was born on October 28, 1968 in Svilengrad.

In 1986, he graduated.

He emphasized that the condition of the MiG-29 aircraft that Bulgaria has at its disposal is good.

"We are currently holding intensive talks with the Polish side possibly about engines and extending their life until 2023," the defense minister said.

"The first F-16 fighter jets should arrive in 2025, and the next ones in 2027, but if we conclude a contract. At the moment, the Council of Ministers has adopted a project for investment expenditure, which must go through the National Assembly and only then a contract will be concluded", explained the Minister of Defense.

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