Bulgaria's Socialist Party Demands Cancellation of Sanctions against Russia

BSP leader Mihail Mikov. Photo: BGNES

The Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) demands that Bulgaria initiates the cancellation of the EU sanctions against Russia, said the party press office.

The BSP parliamentary group tabled in the National Assembly a draft proposal on the need of reconsideration of the EU policies on sanctions against Russia.

The document contains three main points: a declaration of Bulgaria's National Assembly against further EU sanctions against Russia, a plan drafted by Bulgaria's Government for the gradual cancellation of the current sanctions, which will be presented to the EU Council on Foreign Affairs. The third point is a demand for lifting of the ban on the official travels of Russian MPs to EU member states.

In the document BSP points out that the EU sanctions and the Russian contra-sanctions proved inefficient and brought suffering both to the Russians and the EU citizens.

The document was signed by BSP leader Mihail Mikov, former foreign minister Kristian Vigenin, former defence minister Angel Naidenov, former economy and energy minister Dragomir Stoinev and several other BSP MPs.

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