President Radev remarked that he continues to be strongly against sending weapons from the Bulgarian army reserves to the war zone because the conflict between Russia and Ukraine has no military solution, and its solution is an immediate ceasefire and dialogue.
He mentioned that after the decision of the 48th National Assembly on military support for Ukraine. According to him, it is clear that further assistance should be considered with Bulgarian possibilities.
The head of the state also stressed that the enormous destructive potential of this conflict requires the official government to be held accountable, first and foremost, to the member. 9 of the Constitution of Bulgaria – to ensure the security and territorial integrity of the country.
President Radev also emphasizes that if the war-provoking parties win the elections and form a government, then let them take responsibility for the decision of the Bulgarian army to hand over arms to Ukraine.
“Former MPs who know nothing about military law are doing their best to drag Bulgaria into escalation procedures they can’t control”, said Mr Radev.
The 48th National Assembly’s decision to provide Ukraine with arms and ammunition to continue its fight with Russia is harshly condemned by the president of Bulgaria. President Radev, in addition to Defence Minister Stoyanov, denounced the parliamentary choice to support Ukraine.
He emphasized that Bulgaria cannot afford to supply Ukraine with heavy weaponry since Russia will view such a delivery as an act of war, and Bulgaria cannot afford a confrontation with Russia.
President Radev noted that some former MPs constantly repeat that they express the will of the Bulgarian people. Still, they have completely gone away with the expectations and hopes of the Bulgarians. This is why their calls for impeachment are futile.
He said this in response to the considerable criticism Bulgarian citizens had voiced against the decision to arm Ukraine. Additionally, several demonstrations were held by Bulgarian individuals who opposed the 48th national assembly and urged them not to add fuel to the fire by arming Ukraine. President Radev claims that the assembly always acts in opposition to the wishes of the populace.
Disagreeing with Ukraine’s demands, President Radev clarifies that Bulgaria is a sovereign country and no one outside can make demands on the country.
However, he noted that fighting against contemporary corruption requires a joint effort. The best way to prevent more Bulgarian citizens from falling on the Magnitsky list is for the next parliament to finally engage in justice reform and a real fight against corruption.