Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who sent a letter to the parliament in the morning, stated that he did not demand any weapons aid from Bulgaria, but only the repair of damaged Ukrainian military equipment.
The parliamentary talks lasted for 5 hours due to the opposition of the pro-Russian Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP), one of the ruling 4 coalition partners, against military aid to Ukraine.
Due to the objections of the Socialists, who stated that they would leave the coalition in case of sending weapons to Ukraine and opposed the sanctions imposed on Russia, changes were made in the draft resolution, which was previously prepared as “military-technical assistance”.
As a result of the insistence of the BSP, which stipulated “not sending a single bullet to Ukraine” in the final decision, it was decided to support only military equipment repair.
The opposition pro-Russian Rebirth Party also supported the BSP’s stance. The leader of the Rebirth Party, Kostadin Kostadinov, accused the government of being a “terrorist organization of traitors” and called on its supporters to surround and occupy the parliament.
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