Angel Naydenov: An increase in the flow of refugees along our border is expected – Elections 2022 – Bulgaria – Don’t let go of my hand

Angel Naydenov: An increase in the flow of refugees along our border is expected – Elections 2022 – Bulgaria – Don’t let go of my hand
Angel Naydenov: An increase in the flow of refugees along our border is expected – Elections 2022 – Bulgaria – Don’t let go of my hand

An increase in the flow of refugees along our border is expected. This was stated by the former Minister of Defense Angel Naydenov in the program “Day Live” on NOVA News, commenting on the increased flow of refugees to our border. According to him, the main flow of people trying to cross Bulgaria will be Syrians.

“I can say that now the necessary measures are being taken and the feeling of a certain leniency and neglect of the refugee problem along the Bulgarian-Turkish border is being overcome. This feeling was created because of the numerous cases of illegal penetration of Bulgarian territory, and that of large groups of refugees”, Naydenov is categorical.

According to him, there are over 3 million Syrians and over a million Afghan refugees in Turkey. “I foresee not a decrease, but an increase in the refugee flow.”

The army helps in the occurrence of disasters, but it is necessary to think about the creation of a specialized structure for reactions in such crises, he said on the occasion of the flood that flooded the village of Bogdan.

“We have an unknown disaster for this area, as experts say. Obviously, this is a huge tragedy for hundreds of people. The bad thing is that once again we have not learned our lessons. After the tragedy in the village of Biser – in 2012, when there were 10 victims, there was also a tragedy in Asparuhovo, where 13 people died. Once again, we are now talking about uncleaned riverbeds, drainage canals, broken dams, deforestation,” he pointed out.

According to him, it is a joint responsibility of both the local authorities, the regional authorities and the state as a whole.

“We expect the highly pronounced role of the state and its timely and adequate actions. As for timely actions, they seem to be there. Including as actions of the Bulgarian army. But these are actions that come after the events that have occurred. If we have to talk about something positive in this case, it is that now it got away without casualties, but at the cost of great destruction”, Naydenov emphasized.

According to the former Minister of Defense, the creation of a specialized structure for the protection of the population in the event of such disasters has been discussed many times over the years. “The army is now involved in the implementation of tasks in one of its basic functions – assisting the population and supporting national security in peacetime. The Army used to maintain about 100 modules that were activated in various disasters. Now, literally from the first day, the military got involved, except with specialized equipment and manpower. However, this is not enough and it is necessary to think about a specialized disaster response structure”, he stated.

Watch the whole conversation in the video.

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