Bulgaria's PM Rejects Bulgarians Joining Any Permanent NATO 'Black Sea Fleet' Against Russia

Bulgaria's PM Rejects Bulgarians Joining Any Permanent NATO 'Black Sea Fleet' Against Russia

Last week we wrote that the highly publicized dissent of German Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier against the overall NATO build-up near Russia's borders would open the door to other weaker members of the Atlantic Alliance speaking up against the U.S. dictated surge of forces in Eastern Europe. As it turned out, we did not have to wait long to see confirmation of this proposition, in the form of Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borissov remarks made within days of Steinmeier's criticism of NATO 'warmongering' and 'sabre-rattling'. In Borissov's case, he rejected any combined NATO Black Sea squadron (naturally led by the Bulgarians' former Turkish occupiers) against the Russians, bluntly stating, "I do not need a war in the Black Sea".

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