"Bulgaria will always work only together with its partners, the EU and Nato . . . I want Bulgaria to be a real member of Nato, with real capabilities and to be a loyal and predictable partner," Rumen Radev told the Financial Times.
Moreover, Mr Radev insists, he has "never, ever" even been to Moscow.
But in an interview in Sofia, Mr Radev, former chief of Bulgaria's air force, also argued strongly for mending fences between the alliance and Russia.
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