OREANDA-NEWS. Bulgaria is ready to send up to 1 thousand servicemen and up to 140 pieces of military equipment to the border with Turkey to prevent the influx of illegal migrants into the country. This was reported by Reuters agency with reference to Bulgarian Minister of Defense Krasimir Karakachanov. According to him, the Bulgarian military will take all necessary measures to protect the state border and will not let a single illegal migrant pass to the territory of Bulgaria.

Reuters notes, citing officials and witnesses, that Greece has already taken similar measures. According to the agency, due to the accumulation of migrants in the north-west of the country, the work of checkpoints was suspended.