Netherlands Sends Four F-35 Fighter Jets To Bulgaria

BUCHAREST, Romania – Netherlands has send four F-35 warplanes to NATO ally Bulgaria to help with its air – policing tasks amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the defence ministry said on Wednesday.

The Dutch warplanes, along with Bulgarian MiG – 29 fighter jets, will help protect the airspace of the Black Sea country until May 31, in line with NATO’s integrated plan for air and anti – missile defence.

They will replace four Spanish fighter jets have been supporting airspace surveillance of Bulgaria since the middle of February.

Bulgaria, on NATO’s eastern flank, is also setting up a battlegroup of up to 1,000 troops in close cooperation with the alliance.

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