We think that the decision to open negotiations with us was a correct decision. We have applauded it, but there was never pressure. We have scrupulously obeyed Bulgarian law. We have followed the procedure for the bidding to the letter. Every single point has been addressed exactly with accordance with the law. We have been transparent, we have been open, but we are not hiding the fact that we think Bulgaria deserves the best plane and in this case the best plane is the F-16 Block 70… And this is the best of its generation of fighters and my question would be why should Bulgaria not have the best? – Ambassador Eric Rubin, in an exclusive interview with Bulgarian journalist Svetoslav Ivanov for bTV.
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