Bulgaria parliament ratifies fighter jets repair deal with Poland

November 27, 2015 10:17 AM

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SOFIA Bulgaria's parliament ratified on Friday an agreement with NATO ally Poland for the repair of its ageing Soviet-era MiG-29 fighter jets, part of a push by the Balkan country to reduce its reliance on Russia.

Under the deal, which Russia has sought to challenge, Poland will lend Bulgaria two jet engines for two years and repair the engines of six MiG-29 jets for an estimated 6.14 million euros ($6.52 million).

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