Bulgaria: Karakachanov grants permission for the Bulgarian airspace to be used to transport Pantsir 1

Bulgaria: Karakachanov grants permission for the Bulgarian airspace to be used to transport Pantsir 1

Bulgarian Defense Minister Krasimir Karakachanov has granted a Russian cargo plane carrying the most modern Russian anti-aircraft missile systems to Serbia permission to fly through Bulgaria’s airspace.

“Upon permission from the Ministry of Defense and in agreement with the Ministry of Transport, Information and Communications, in accordance with applicable law, a positive response was received for flights from a Russian aircraft carrying the Pantsir 1 anti-aircraft missile system to the Republic of Serbia”, the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry notes in a statement.

The North Atlantic Council had earlier asked the Bulgarian Government whether it would allow the Russian cargo carrying the Pantsir 1 anti-missile system to cross through the Bulgarian airspace. /ibna