Dmytro keluba, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, released a statement on the decision of the Bulgarian Parliament to provide weapons, ammunition and additional essential items to defend themselves against the Russian aggression still active for the past eight months.
He stated that Bulgaria proves its unwavering solidarity with Ukraine. For some reason, the country is seen as Russian-supportive due to decisions taken by the head of the state, but now it is confirmed that Bulgaria will always stand for democracy and peace-loving countries.
It’s not the first time Bulgaria is assisting Ukraine by providing necessary equipment. Recently, the country provided medical kits and equipment to the Ukrainian soldiers fighting in the Russian-occupied regions of Ukraine, especially in Kherson.
Kaluga stressed that Bulgarian support to the Ukrainian army is not to be considered as Bulgarian involvement in the war, but it’s quite the opposite. The support will assist Ukraine and the entire world to end this war, regain peace, and eliminate nuclear threats haunting the globe as Russia threatens Ukraine several times to launch a tactical nuclear strike over the disputed regions.
With the decision taken by the Bulgarian Parliament to assist Ukraine, it was noted that many European countries, like Bulgaria, Czechia, Germany etc., are putting an end to the tradition of supporting Russia since the beginning of the invasion and fully endorsing Ukraine. Putin’s former allies are quickly turning into adversaries, taking the side of freedom and democracy.
It still needed to be determined what types of weapons to be sent to Ukraine. According to the information provided by Politico, 175 lawmakers voted in favour of delivering weapons to Kyiv, while 49 voted against it. President Radev and Defence minister Stoyanov also opposed the decision saying, “allies like the U.S.A will not provide replacement weapons as a gift.”