Twitter user @NOELreports claims that Bulgaria secretly provided Ukraine with weapons, although they did not do so on their own. The US and Britain, who covered the shipment cost, are fully involved.
Bulgaria secretly supplied ammunition to Ukraine, writes Welt. This was not done directly. The United States and Britain paid for the transportation, cargo flights went through Poland. It is noted that at some points Bulgaria covered a third of the needs of the Ukrainian troops.
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Additionally, he asserts that cargo flights were transporting weaponry from Bulgaria to Ukrainian forces. Bulgaria is currently accused of providing Ukraine with guns and ammunition.
Questions have been raised about former prime minister Kiril Petkov’s role in supplying Ukraine with substantial quantities of inadequately needed munitions and diesel in secret while it was under Russian attack.
Kiril Petkov’s significant help to Ukraine during a crisis while fighting a more powerful enemy was recognised and praised by Dmytro Keluba, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.
He added that Petkov had chosen to stand on the right side of history and that Ukraine would always be thankful to him for utilising all of his political skills to find a resolution.
Due to the unsubtle pro-Kremlin preferences among a large portion of Bulgaria’s political establishment, including his Socialist coalition partners, Petkov had to operate secretly. Bulgaria residents also staged several rallies against the government’s plan to provide arms and ammunition to Ukraine in the cities of Sofia and Varna.
Because of their shared history during the Ottoman Empire, the Bulgarian people assert that Russia is a friend of their country. They think the Kremlin will view Bulgaria’s help to Ukraine as an act of war, which could lead to a direct conflict with Russia.
At the gathering in Varna, Bulgarians also stopped Ukrainian migrants from defacing nearby Soviet monuments. According to polls, more than 70% of Bulgarians were against arming Ukraine and feared being involved in the conflict.
After Keluba visited Sofia, he told Die Welt that weapons shipments started in the middle of April. Despite having successfully withstood Russia’s initial assault on Kyiv, Ukraine was critically low on supplies. He emphasised that Kyiv should be aware of Bulgaria’s substantial supplies of Soviet-calibre weapons and ammunition.