On Thursday January 16th 2014, HNDGS Chief General Mikhail Kostarakos attended the ceremony celebrating the readiness  for the first half of the EU Battle Group HELBROC, at the Headquarters of the 71st Airborne  Brigade in Nea Santa, Kilkis.

The ceremony was attended by the Chief of Defence of the Bulgarian Armed Forces General  Simeon SIMEONOV  and by representatives of the Armed Forces of Romania, Cyprus and the Ukraine.

The HELBROC Battle Group was also put in readiness status  during the second half  of  2007, the first half  of 2009 and the second half of   2011, while it has been scheduled again for the first half of  2016 and the first half of 2018.

 

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