Defence Minister: The partial mobilization of the Russian army prolongs the war in Ukraine

There is a risk to Bulgaria's national security, but there is no immediate threat, interim Defense Minister Dimitar Stoyanov stated at a briefing at the Council of Ministers. Commenting on the partial military mobilization announced in Russia, he said it "leads to a fiercer conflict and makes it difficult to predict" its end. Bulgaria is a member of NATO and the collective defense system guarantees our national security well, the minister pointed out.

"Any conflict that is either frozen, simmering or hot, like the one in Ukraine, is a risk to national security. Beginning with the flow of refugees and the use of economic means affecting our national security. We have seen it ourselves, as we see what is happening to prices," Stoyanov added. /BGNES