Sofia, Bulgaria: The Foreign Minister of Ukraine – Dmytro Kuleba, has made an appeal to the Bulgarian government to provide the country with military assistance on Thursday, adding that the aid will support the war-hit country in surviving the Russian military invasion.
Minister Kuleba stated, “The best path to bring peace closer today is to stand by Ukraine, not to stand neutral. Sometimes you have to make a choice; you cannot be in between, & you cannot come up with endless arguments. You have to take a side, & you have to take the side of truth. So all I can say is it is time to make a choice”.
Following the statement, the Minister then added, “If you have a helmet and a bulletproof vest, but you do not have a gun in your hands, you are doomed. So this half-measure is nice politically, but basically, the message is: ‘We want you to die protected”.
The Ukrainian Minister further said that they hadn’t received any response from the Bulgarian administration yet in regards to his appeal. Meantime, the Bulgarian government provided shelter to thousands of Ukrainian refugees along with temporary health protection.
There are some of the government officials and politicians who stand firm with the Ukrainian Foreign Minister’s appeal, while some are against of providing military support to Ukraine. The decision of whether to provide weaponry support to Ukraine now lies in the hands of the Bulgarian Cabinet.
The data shared by the UNHRC (UN refugee), more than 5 million Ukrainian nationals have fled the country amid the war with Russia to save the lives of their and loved ones.
This week, the Ukrainian Foreign Minister paid a visit to the Balkan state, during which he handed over the list of required weapons by Ukraine in a warfare against Russia.
Despite this confusion, Prime Minister Kiril Petkov led administration has assured its stand and backing to Ukraine amid the challenging times.