US to deploy up to 2,500 soldiers in Bulgaria,

he US will deploy up to 2,500 military personnel in Bulgaria as part of the 10-year Defense Cooperation Roadmap signed between the two countries last week.

The agreement was reached on Oct. 7 during a meeting between Bulgarian Defense Minister Krasimir Karakachanov and US Defense Minister Mark Esper in the US capital. The two NATO countries aim at deepening the cooperation in Black Sea region, as well as supporting the implementation of NATO capability targets, according to Karakachanov.

The roadmap establishes a framework for the development of Bulgaria’s military readiness and capabilities over the next decade through sustained defense cooperation, a readout by the US Department of Defense said. Läs artikel