Balkans | Bulgaria agrees to send a package of arms aid to Ukraine

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Balkans |  Bulgaria agrees to send a package of arms aid to Ukraine

In Bulgaria, the parliament approved the arms aid package that Ukraine will provide to this country in order to support its resistance to Russia.

The list of weapons to be sent was discussed for the first time in the closed session of the National Security and Defense Committees in Parliament. The types of weapons were not disclosed due to the confidentiality requirement, but it was reported that they did not include the S-300 missiles and the MiGs that Ukraine had requested.

“We will send technologies that will defend the skies of Ukrainian cities against Russian drones,” said Hristo Gassiev, chairman of the parliament’s defense committee. He said.

Deputies from the pro-Russian Bulgarian Socialist Party and the Rebirth Party, which has 52 seats in the 240-member parliament, broadcast live from the hall via their mobile phones during the closed session to block the aid.

Continuing the political tradition of the country’s former Communist Party, BSP leader Korneliya Ninova has called other parties supporting arms aid to Ukraine a “war coalition”.

Kostadin Kostadinov, leader of the populist Renaissance Party, who defended Moscow’s policy, insisted that Bulgaria withdraw from NATO and the European Union.

After Russia declared war on Ukraine, it refused the arms aid that Ukraine had repeatedly demanded due to pressure from the pro-Russian President Romain Radev and the political forces that agreed with him in Parliament. In a session held at the beginning of November, Parliament changed its position and decided to respond positively to the request of Ukraine and the government to create the necessary aid package.

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