Greece could soon start patrolling Bulgaria's airspace following a request, Kathimerini reported. The publication notes that Bulgaria is the fourth Balkan country that wants Greek aviation to protect its skies.
In an extensive report, Kathimerini reports on negotiations within NATO between Sofia and Athens to protect Bulgarian airspace for three months.
Sofia's request was discussed at a NATO meeting and at the diplomatic level, the publication reports, citing a source from the headquarters of the Atlantic Alliance.
Bulgarian military aircraft are limited in number and their capacity cannot cover all security requirements, especially in a period of war in Ukraine. Bulgaria is expected to receive only the first ordered new aircraft in 2025.
After Albania, Montenegro and North Macedonia, Bulgaria is the fourth country to claim that Greek planes protect its airspace.