President Radev Addresses Nation on Day of Bravery and the Bulgarian Armed Forces and St. George Day
On Wednesday, President and Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Bulgarian Armed Forces Rumen Radev addressed the nation on the occasion of May 6, the Day of Bravery and the Bulgarian Armed Forces. In his speech, Radev pointed out that after decades of experimentation, redundancies and shortages, the Bulgarian Army has finally taken the long-awaited path of modernization. ''This time, however, there is no room for bargains and political survival games,'' stressed the President.
Radev stated that modern weapons are indispensable to this country, but that they should be procured through rational criteria and procedures and an equal approach to the various Armed Forces. Therefore, decisions about Bulgarian national security should not be left solely in the hands of politicians, the President said. He emphasized that modernization is a costly, complex and wide process, but at its core are always the people, their professional training, personnel development and social status. Today's defense capabilities would be unthinkable without the soldiers, sergeants and officers who pledged themselves to a united, strong and prosperous Bulgaria, the President said.