"We don’t mind the people who love Russia. I have been both in the Kremlin and the White house. We don’t mess in that – it’s not my business whether they met or not or whether they sang Russian songs. When Russian oligarchs try to do projects in Bulgaria in a relation with our military-industrial complex – then DANS and the Prosecutor’s office work together with their partners. I don’t mess in such situations. I and the mayor of Kazanlak have participated in "Koprinka" – Krasimir Velchev is the head of the commission for Bulgarian-Russian cooperation. We will wait patiently until the process is over".
"All NGOs have the right to function in their own way – some support religions, other – culture; some love Russia, others – America or Europe. But we have chosen the Bulgarian way and all parties supported it even before GERB existed – towards the EU and NATO. If I had the chance to know in advance that my decision to buy the F-16 Block 70 instead of Grippen will elicit such hatred, I wouldn’t do it. But my idea was only to improve the Bulgarian army with the best fighter jets", commented the Bulgarian prime-minister.