Poland to participate in NATO airspace patrols over Bulgaria and Romania

Polish fighters will take part in NATO's air patrol mission over Bulgaria and Romania, as stated by the Deputy Defense Minister of Poland, Tomasz Shatkovsky, Evropeyskaya Pravda reported.

According to Shatkovsky, by participating in the Alliance’s airspace patrol over the Balkans, Warsaw wants to show that Poland is concerned not only about their own safety, but that of all NATO member states.

As the Deputy Defense Minister explained, NATO’s mission over Romania and Bulgaria will take place on a rotating basis, and contingents from allied states will change every few months.

Polish aircraft could begin patrols over the Balkan Peninsula as early as fall of this year.

  Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, NATO