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Radev: We must provide military training for the young

The President emphasizes that it is a matter of a few years - that national security decisions will be made by people who have nothing to do with the army

Jun 14, 2024 14:05 55

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Some initial military training must be provided for the young generation. This was stated by President Rumen Radev in Stara Zagora, where he participated in the Fourth National Assembly of the Reserve Army, BNR reported.

He added that our NATO allies are already bringing back conscription and we need to debate the need for it.

In his speech before the reserve wars, the head of state emphasized today's geopolitical challenges and the war in Ukraine, which have shown that the need for personnel for the army is much greater than both weapons and technology.

"And that is why the work with the mobilization reserve here in Bulgaria is of great importance," he pointed out.

Rumen Radev noted that elementary military training is needed for young people, and the form and methods for this to happen should be subject to debate.

"We must provide at least some elementary initial military training for young people in Bulgaria. The form, methods, organization will be decided in a debate. But there must be such preparation, and you are the people who can conduct it most effectively and efficiently", noted the head of state.

The president emphasizes that it is a matter of a few years – national security decisions to be made by people who have nothing to do with the army.

" Fewer and fewer people are connected to the army, and soon a time will come when such politicians will make decisions about our national security," said Radev.

"It will soon be 20 years since we ended our conscription. We see the result today, because if years ago every home was connected in some way to the army, today it is not. It is only a matter of a few years when in the National Assembly, not to mention in the executive branch, the people who had something to do with the army will be counted on the fingers, and they will have to make important decisions for our national security. "We see that our allies from many NATO countries are bringing back conscription," the president argued.

Despite the heavy rain, dozens of organizations from all over the country gathered in Stara Zagora for the fourth national assembly of the reserve army.