“The government acts irrational in terms of modernization of the armed forces”, said in Varna the President Rumen Radev, who took part in a ceremony on the occasion of the 139th anniversary of the Navy.

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“If this year the scenario is repeated again – big promises, budgeting and then blocking projects, it will be confirmed that modernization is only a pretext to set aside a budget and then to be transformed into surplus that will be spent again on unclear deals”, the head of state said.

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“The importance of the Black Sea region is growing, intertwining a lot of confronting geopolitical and economic interests”, the President said. “Our military fleet has to defend our maritime sovereignty, our interests, our traditions and our self-esteem of a maritime nation”, Radev added.

 


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