Ukraine has recently asked Bulgaria to get some of it’s heavy machinery at it’s arms plant repaired, Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov said on Thursday following the meeting held with President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy in capital city of Kyiv.
Bulgaria, who is member of European Union and NATO has denounced the Russia’s full scale military operation in Ukraine, but is yet to make a plan on whether to send military help to Kyiv, with one of the partners in Petkov’s four-party government opposing such a move.
Meanwhile, Petkov said, “This is a genuine request, which I personally will present to the coalition council and I hope next week, when we’ll be voting in the parliament on military technical assistance to Ukraine, that it will be a key part of the package. ”
At the same time, Petkov’s centrist PP party as well as two(2) other coalition partners are by side of supporting Ukraine with military assistance, while the fourth party, the Socialists, who have also opposed imposing sanctions on Russia, see it as a straight involvement in the conflict.
Bulgaria’s parliament is expected to approve the move with support from some of the opposition parties.