site.btaDefence Minister Tagarev: We Have Photos, Debris of Tyulenovo's Drone, Will Use Them to Analyze Its Origin

Defence Minister Tagarev: We Have Photos, Debris of Tyulenovo's Drone, Will Use Them to Analyze Its Origin
Defence Minister Tagarev: We Have Photos, Debris of Tyulenovo's Drone, Will Use Them to Analyze Its Origin
Defence Minister Todor Tagarev (BTA Photo)

The team on the ground decided not to take the risk of separating the ammunition from the flying part and blew up the entire drone found on the rocks at the boat mooring in Tyulenovo village (on the Black Sea), Defence Minister Todor Tagarev said during his hearing before the parliamentary Defence Committee on Monday. “We do not have the drone, but we have photos and debris. We will try to analyze its origin through those,” he explained.  

Tagarev stated that it can hardly be said with complete certainty where the drone came from.

The Bulgarian Armed Forces maintain response teams for unexploded ammunitions alerts, and in off-hours these teams must be able to be mobilized within four hours. That is what happened in this case. There was no danger to citizens or the environment,” Tagarev noted, adding that all protocols for the ammunition’s disposal were followed.

Raising the level of readiness at this stage will have a very negative impact on the army personnel, he pointed out.

The Defence Minister explained that the location and destruction of unexploded ammunition happens almost every week around the country. Tagarev added that this is the first such case of a drone being discovered on the Bulgarian coast.

The emergency session of the Defence Committee was also attended by former Defence Minister and current Presidential Secretary for Security and Defence, Dimitar Stoyanov. He advised Tagarev that a seminar be held with the regional governors to explain how to act in such situations.

/RY/

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