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Bulgaria: Bulgarian, Serbian, US troops hold joint drills on Black Sea coastline

28 13.06.2019 Инфо

W/S Missile launcher fires a missile, in Shabla
M/S Missile launcher
W/S Missile launcher fires a missile
W/S Combat jet flying
M/S Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and military officials watching drill
SOT, Boyko Borisov, Bulgarian Prime Minister (Bulgarian): "[...] you see here the American, Serbian and Bulgarian flag, which show how important these drills are for the diplomacy and the foreign relations on the Balkans. Until yesterday planes were shot down here and wars were being lead — from today, we are exercising together, we show our capabilities, we show what we have. And of course, the conclusion drawn from the shooting of the Bulgarian and the US and Serbian troops, is that we have to live in peace and not in war, because we will fight and people will die."
W/S Missile launchers moving across field
M/S Missile launcher
W/S Missile launcher fires a missile
W/S Missile launcher fires a missile
M/S Missile launcher fires a missile
W/S Missile launcher fires a missile
SOT, Justin Friedman, Deputy Ambassador of the United States of America in Bulgaria (English): "I think that we had a very interesting, informative and strong lesson today. And that lesson today is that we are stronger together. That when we work together, when we share experience, when we train our people together, when we share our technology and use the best technologies that all of our countries posses, we can achieve very excellent results. And so I just want to congratulate the prime minister, the defense ministers, for their support for this kind of activity witch does indeed make us all safer and more secure, and achieves our ultimate goal which is to preserve the sovereignty and independence of our countries. So, thank you all."
C/U Rocket launcher on display
M/S US soldiers
W/S Helicopter flying
M/S Soldiers and truck with Bulgarian flag
SCRIPT
Bulgarian, Serbian, and US troops held joint military drills near the city of Shabla, northeast Bulgaria on Thursday, as part of US European Command's Joint Exercise Program, during which they tested out jets, helicopters, missiles and various systems. Taking place on the Black Sea coast, the drills were reportedly supervised by the Russian navy.
The troops were filmed practicing shooting from air-to-sea, ground-to-ground, and ground-to-sea. In the process, many army machinery and systems were used, such as, MiG-29 & SU-25 combat jets, Mi-24 helicopters,'S-125 Neva surface-to-air missiles, 2K12 Kub mobile surface-to-air missile system as well as S-300 long range surface-to-air missile systems.
Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borisov, who was one of the many officials supervising the drills on Thursday, said, "the conclusion drawn from the shooting of the Bulgarian and the US and Serbian troops, is that we have to live in peace and not in war, because we will fight and people will die."
Deputy Ambassador of the USA in Bulgaria Justin Friedman was also present, along with a Serbian delegation lead by its Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin.