Bulgaria’s PM on Arms for Ukraine: The Government must comply with the Parliament
"The Bulgarian governments must be reasonable and comply with the decisions voted by the National Assembly." This was stated by acting Prime Minister Galab Donev to bTV.
This is how he answered a question about giving military aid to Ukraine.
The previous parliament voted with a majority of over 170 MPs to grant such aid. However, the caretaker government is trying its best not to implement this decision. And President Rumen Radev even called on the parties, which he says are "warmongers" to form a government and take responsibility. Because of all this controversy in the public space, there was even talk of impeachment of the president.
"Such a military conflict should always be resolved peacefully," Donev said.
And like most who talk about peace, he did not explain exactly how he envisions it being achieved before Russia stops its aggression against Ukraine and withdraws from the country,
"Two or three times a week we talk about serious problems with Rumen Radev. He does not interfere in the decisions of the caretaker government," Donev also said.
And he added that he will not remain a minister in a regular cabinet.
GERB leader Boyko Borissov made a similar offer to the ministers in his first press conference after the last parliamentary elections.
"We are not bankrupt, we have more than 20% higher tax collection for the first quarter on an annual basis," said Donev.
In the midst of the last election campaign, however, Finance Minister Rositsa Velkova sent out different messages - she described an apocalyptic picture of state finances, talked about collapsing the currency board, IMF loans and going into excess deficit procedures, with the implication that...