Bulgarian Defence Minister: No formal proposal yet from US on heavy weapons deployment

Bulgarian Defence Minister Nikolai Nenchev has said that he has had talks with US ambassador Marcie Ries at her request regarding US plans to deploy heavy military equipment in several Eastern European countries, but the country has not received a formal proposal about it – a statement that came soon after US defence secretary Ash Carter named Bulgaria as among countries that had agreed to the deployment.

Nenchev said on June 23 that in his conversation with Ries, he was not given information and details about the number and type of equipment.

Should such a request be made, he would notify Bulgarian society and other Bulgarian institutions.

Only then the procedure for the adoption of the proposal and co-ordination would begin, Nenchev said.

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