Prime Minister Borissov: New fleet ships will be completed within a few months
Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, who is observing parts of the Bulgarian Navy Exercise Breeze 2018, expressed hope that the new ships ordered for the Bulgarian fleet will be completed within the next three or four months. He noted that nothing has been done for the development of Bulgarian defence for many years and considers that wasted time.
The PM commented that the presence of Russian ships near the training is not unusual because "this way both us and them will now the other's strength". "Our goal is to only conduct the planned exercises in the Black Sea, and at any other time the area is a tourism and trade centre," Borissov explained.
Borissov also said that he has made a commitment with the Finance Minister for a 10 per cent increase in all public sector income within the new budget.