The army has shown no interest in the armored transport equipment that the parliament decided to provide to Ukraine. Todor Tagarev was caretaker Minister of Defense from March 12 to May 29, 2013. before his hearing in the Parliamentary Committee on Defence. Tagarev pointed out that the army has this type of machine.

Rumen Radev returned for a new discussion in Parliament the Law on Ratification of the Agreement, by which Bulgaria provides armored transport equipment to Ukraine free of charge. In the motives to the veto it is noted that the MPs were not sufficiently familiar with the specific parameters of the donation, which makes it impossible for them to objectively assess whether the provided equipment is of no need. In the Head of State's view, neither the wartime tasks assigned to the Ministry of Interior nor the needs of the General Directorates of the Border Police and the Fire Safety and Security of the Population were not taken into account.

The President's motives are not related to the Ministry of Defense because the machines are owned by the Ministry of Interior and the arguments put forward are related to their potential use for border protection and action in disasters and accidents, Tagarev said.

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"These machines were given to the created Internal Troops of the 80s and were not used by the gendarmerie. For the Ministry of Interior, they are definitely out of necessity. These are not machines that can go on the attack, but under certain conditions they do their job. These are wheeled machines and can not be used in snow, first you have to pass snow plows to clear. To protect the border need off-road equipment, "the minister explained.

"The question of who will bear the cost of transporting equipment to Ukraine has not been discussed," said Todor Tagarev. Todor Tagarev was caretaker Minister of Defense from March 12 to May 29, 2013.

On the agenda of the meeting of the Defense Committee is also the President's veto on the agreement between the Ministry of Interior of Bulgaria and the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine on the free provision of armored transport vehicles.

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