Kiril Petkov

Ukrainian President Lauds Bulgarian Parliament for Armoured Personnel Carrier Approval

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky conveyed gratitude to the Bulgarian Parliament for reaffirming their commitment to deliver armoured personnel carriers (APCs) as part of a new military aid package to Ukraine. Expressing appreciation on social media, Zelensky highlighted the significance of the decision in bolstering Europe's strength and defending freedom.

Bulgaria's Defense Committee Greenlights Transfer of Anti-Aircraft Missiles to Ukraine

Bulgaria to provide old anti-aircraft missile complexes and anti-aircraft missiles of different types to Ukraine, to be used to strengthen its counter-air defense. This was voted for by the Defense Committee at an extraordinary meeting. With 11 votes "in favor", 4 "against" and one "abstention", the draft decision was adopted by the committee.

“We Continue the Change” thanked Boyko Borissov for the Victory in Sofia

"We should also thank the other right-wing voters, outside our coalition."

This was said by the co-chairman of "We Continue the Change - Democratic Bulgaria" (WCC-DB) Kiril Petkov. He admitted that the support of GERB leader Boyko Borissov also played a role, although according to sociologists, most of the party's voters supported Vanya Grigorova, the candidate of the left.

Political Twist: GERB Candidate Suggests Backing for Rival in Sofia Runoff

In a surprising turn of events, Anton Hekimyan, GERB's mayoral candidate for Sofia, suggests his support for Vasil Terziev from "United for Sofia" in the upcoming runoff election. Hekimyan, who secured third place in the first round, expressed his intention to cast a reasoned vote despite the absence of a right-wing candidate in the race.

Bulgaria: “Lukoil” Promised to Pay 500 Million Leva in Taxes in order to Preserve the Derogation of Russian Oil

The "Lukoil - Neftohim" refinery in Burgas has promised Bulgarian Prime Minister Nikolai Denkov to pay over 500 million leva (250 million euros) in taxes, and in return the state will keep the derogation (exception) from the European ban on the import of Russian crude oil.