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"There is no decision to send military personnel to Ukraine. The National Assembly's decision is to send our military personnel to an EU member state. Ukraine is not a member of the EU."

This was stated by the Minister of Defense Dimitar Stoyanov

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

In 1986, he ended up in the program "Hello, Bulgaria".

"With the decision of the IC of February 16, a firm attitude is taken on the sending of our military personnel - one officer in Brussels, a staff officer in Poland and a training team in Poland.

There is no decision to send military personnel to Ukraine", the minister is categorical.

He emphasized again that there cannot be a secret decision to send military personnel to Ukraine.

"There can be no such secret solution.

There must be a decision of the National Assembly.

There is no pressure for such a decision.

It is for domestic political use," Stoyanov said.

He called for a calm environment, to speak the truth and thus attract voters.

Stoyanov was categorical that Bulgaria follows the common policy of the EU.

"The solution is to provide 155 mm shells to Ukraine.

Bulgaria does not have such stocks and there is no way to provide them to Ukraine.

We can't get involved in this decision.

The production of these shells will take more than a year.

We are out of stock and that is why we are saying that we cannot participate in this decision.

The Sopot Naval Air Station does not have the capabilities to produce this type of projectile," explained the Minister of Defense.

"Bulgaria cannot and should not stop the support of other countries for Ukraine.

So we support the general policy, but we cannot send something that we do not have.

I do not consider that we are pursuing a policy different from that of the EU and NATO.

There is a decision of the National Assembly to send weapons to Ukraine and we are implementing it," he said.

"There is no way I can reduce the amount of ammunition in our warehouses and reduce the army's supplies.

Are we what was in excess.

We cannot give what is below the norm.

Poland has 30 MiG-29s but gives 4. They have 48 F-16s.

That's the huge difference between them and us," he argued.

Asked how many planes we protect our airspace with, he replied that this information is classified, but added that it is protected with as many as necessary.

The minister was adamant that it is safe to fly, even though we do not receive machine maintenance from Russia.

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When asked if it is possible for Bulgaria to be attacked as the closest NATO country, Stoyanov replied that such analyzes are being done, new plans are being developed, but he cannot say more, as this is also classified information.

"I don't think there is a direct threat to Bulgaria.

I don't think a nuclear weapon will be used either.

It means the end of the world," he declared.

His prediction for the end of the war is that it will last a long time and be a war of attrition.

"It's hard to predict what the outcome will be," he added.

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"We are discussing something that is hypothetical.

I am not the Minister of Justice," replied Stoyanov.

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