MOSCOW (Sputnik) — In September, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov announced that deployment of country's troops in Afghanistan could be canceled due to high costs.
Afghanistan is in a state of political and social turmoil, with government forces fighting the continuing Taliban insurgency. The instability has persisted in the country since the 2001 US-led invasion to defeat the Taliban and al-Qaeda.
The US-led NATO combat force withdrew from Afghanistan in December 2014. However, many military personnel, including the Bulgarian servicemen remain in the country, within the framework of the Resolute Support mission.