Democratic Bulgaria – Stara Zagora reported that One year after the Kremlin’s aggressive war against Ukraine, the NATO Parliamentary Assembly met in Brussels.
The joint meeting of the key committees (Defense and Security, Economy and Security, Democracy and Security, and Political Committee) discussed security risks and threats for both NATO’s eastern flank countries that are in the immediate vicinity of the war and the entire Alliance.
All participants expressed unreserved support for Ukraine’s just cause and determination to continue military, financial and humanitarian support to the suffering Ukrainian people.
With colleagues from the Bulgarian delegation (Andrey Gyurov, Daniel Mitov and Rumen Yonchev), we also drew attention during the discussions to our Black Sea region, emphasizing the need for rapid modernization of the Bulgarian army in accordance with NATO standards.
The meetings were attended by high-ranking NATO and EU representatives – Admiral Rob Bauer – Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, Frans Timmermans – Vice President of the European Commission; Tom Goffus and Angus Lapsley – Assistant Secretaries General for Defense Operations and Defense Policy; Radoslava Stefanova – Head of the Department for anti-aircraft and missile defence, Belgium’s foreign minister and European affairs etc.
Democratic Bulgaria held a working meeting with the leadership and part of the Permanent Representation of Bulgaria team to NATO. All national delegations and institutional representatives expressed support and solidarity with Turkish colleagues for the huge tragedy that befell the country.
One year after the beginning of the war against Ukraine, NATO and EU allies and partners remain united in their support for Ukrainian citizens. As per Democratic Bulgaria, the only fair solution is to repel the aggressor and restore the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country.
According to them, this is the only just peace that must be followed by punishing the perpetrators of war crimes and crimes against peace and humanity committed against the Ukrainian people.