Bulgarian parliament votes for military aid to Ukraine
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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.
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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