On December 23, President Rumen Radev showed his disappointment over the caretaker government’s decision to aid Ukraine by providing them with weapons and ammunition.
While talking to the media, he reported, “I have repeatedly called on MPs, including from the tribune of Parliament, for a reason and a responsible position regarding the sending of Bulgarian weapons into the military conflict in Ukraine“.
The head of the state emphasized that some warmongers in Parliament decided on military aid to Ukraine by an overwhelming majority. Thus, they obliged the caretaker government to conclude a contract with Ukraine for such assistance.
He added, “Unfortunately, the militants in the National Assembly decided on such military aid with a huge majority and obliged the service government to sign a contract with Ukraine. In today’s extremely fragile political situation and inter-institutional balance, every institution in its actions and every party in its speech must strictly adhere to the law”.
According to the regulation, President Radev noted that vetoing cannot alter the texts of an already signed international contract, making vetoing irrelevant. Resigning the Constitutional Court after ratifying an international treaty is impossible, and the Constitutional Court has nothing to say.
He also commented that Defense Department did its job and reviewed its impositions by parliamentary contract While politicians were speculating on the topic.
President also revealed that a new draft agreement would be introduced to Parliament immediately after the New Year. The changes in it provide that no government can only decide on military assistance to Ukraine.
He stressed that the Ministry of Defense would not provide any Bulgarian aircraft, anti-aircraft missile complexes and tanks that could undermine the country’s defence capabilities.
Radev once again urged National Assembly to focus on the true modernization of the Bulgarian army and not to make illusions, as suggested by different countries, that modernization is to replace an old technique with an even older one.