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"At the moment, Bulgaria has not received a request to increase the contingent in Kosovo," said caretaker Minister of Defence Dimitar Stoyanov Dimitar Stoyanovwas born on October 28, 1968 in Svilengrad. In 1986 he finished, BNR reported.

NATO decided yesterday to send 700 additional troops to Kosovo because of fierce protests by Serbs against Albanian mayors in recent days.

Stoltenberg: NATO to deploy 700 more troops to Kosovo

"The situation in Kosovo remains tense. We are closely monitoring, we have organized round-the-clock duty in Bulgaria in order to have timely received information and response from our side that will be adequate to this situation, "the minister said.

"All our servicemen are alive and well, have no problems, perform their functional duties, including in that part of the territory of the Republic of Kosovo where the problems arose," Stoyanov added.

Dimitar Stoyanov