Bulgarian parliament votes for military aid to Ukraine

3 November 2022, 07:48 PM
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Flag of Bulgaria (Photo:sapviktor/pixabay.com)

The Bulgarian parliament has passed a resolution on providing security assistance to Ukraine, Bulgarian news agency BGNES reported on Nov. 3.

The document was supported by 175 MPs, while 49 voted against – mostly members of Russia-friendly Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) and Renewal Party.

The resolution compels the government to produce a draft proposal on supplying military aid to Ukraine within 30 days. The specific proposal will then have to be approved by the parliament.

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One of the Europhile Bulgarian MPs, Daniel Lorer, said it was cynical for Bulgaria to refuse aiding Ukraine, given the country’s ample stock old Soviet-era military equipment.

BSP leader Cornelia Ninova reiterated her warning that supplying Ukraine with weapons or ammunition could jeopardize Bulgaria’s neutrality and drag it into the war.

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