Bulgaria to Join Balkan Livex Military Drills in Macedonia's Krivolak

Defense | June 2, 2012, Saturday // 17:01|  views

Servicemen from Bulgaria's military base 32 990 in Plovdiv are going to participate in the international military drills "Balkan Livex" 2012 in Macedonia, the Bulgarian Defense Ministry announced Saturday.

The Balkan Livex 2012 drills will feature participants from the special forces of all Balkan nations.

Bulgaria will take part with 14 servicemen from the Special Forces detachment of the Bulgarian Army.

The Balkan Livex exercise will take place on the training ground in Macedonia's Krivolak.

Historically, the village of Krivolak is known for the Battle of Krivolak, a grand battle on the Balkan Front of World War I in which between October 17 and November 21, 1915, the Bulgarian forces held off and beat French divisions from the Allied Anglo-French forces in Thessaloniki advancing north, with the French being forced to retreat back to Greece. Bulgarian revolutionary and fighter for the freedom of Macedonia and Thrace and their unification with the rest of Bulgaria, Hristo Chernopeev, was killed in the Battle of Krivolak.

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Tags: Bulgarian Army, military, military drill, special forces, Defense Ministry, Plovdiv, Balkan Livex, macedonia, Krivolak, Krivolak Training Ground, Krivolak Battle, World War I, Hristo Chernopeev

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