Military Capabilities

Ukraine blocks Bulgarian-Russian MiG deal

21 December 2017

Bulgarian Defence Minister Krasimir Karakachanov on 20 December revealed to media that Ukrainian state-owned company Ukroboronprom submitted a complaint to the Bulgarian Commission for Protection of Competition requesting the temporary suspension of his ministry's single-source tender inviting Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG (RSK MiG) to provide logistical support to Bulgaria's 15 MiG-29 fighters.

This will most likely temporarily block the BGN81.29 million (USD49.17 million) procurement for weeks or months, prompting Karakachanov to speak of “sabotage”.

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