Bulgarian Navy begins annual Black Sea exercise

The Bulgarian Navy began on June 8 its annual four-day exercise, Black Sea 2020, the Ministry of Defence said.

Held in Bulgarian territorial waters, the exercise involves more than 20 warships and support vessels, Bulgarian Air Force fighter jets and Navy helicopters, the statement said.

“The aim is to improve the capabilities of the command and headquarters of the flotilla, as well as its subordinate formations, to plan and conduct tactical actions in the framework of their participation in a naval security operation,” the Defence Ministry said.

The commander of the operational unit is the commander of the flotilla of warships and auxiliary ships, Admiral Velko Velkov, and the director of the exercise is the deputy commander of the flotilla, Captain First Rank Vanyo Musinski.

(Photo: Defence Ministry)

Please support The Sofia Globe through our Patreon page



The Sofia Globe staff

The Sofia Globe - the Sofia-based fully independent English-language news and features website, covering Bulgaria, the Balkans and the EU. Sign up to subscribe to sofiaglobe.com's daily bulletin through the form on our homepage. https://www.patreon.com/user?u=32709292