Bulgarian Defense Minister Dragomir Zakov has said that his country will continue to repair Ukrainian military equipment despite Moscow's decision to revoke the licenses of Bulgarian companies to repair Russian helicopters.
This was reported by AP.
Zakov noted that Moscow's decision will not seriously affect Bulgaria, nor will it hinder the repair of Ukrainian military equipment.
"What happened with gas has now happened with helicopter licenses," Zakov said, referring to the earlier suspension of Russian gas supplies to Bulgaria after it refused to pay for it in rubles.
As reported, Russia has withdrawn certificates from aircraft repair companies in the Czech Republic and Bulgaria, which, in particular, carry out repairs of Mi helicopters.
"A number of NATO and EU countries continue to supply military equipment to the 'Kiev regime' and also plan to organize their repairs at industrial facilities in Eastern Europe. In response, the Russian side decided to suspend the certificates of aircraft repair companies previously issued to the Czech company "LOM PRAHA" and the Bulgarian companies "Terem Letets" and "Avionams", - said a representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
As a reminder, in May, the Bulgarian Parliament approved a decision on the repair of Ukrainian military equipment at the defense enterprises. It is known that the Czech Republic also supported Ukraine by repairing equipment.