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Bulgarian Prime Minister wants information about Bulgarians in Ukraine to go public
Feb11

Bulgarian Prime Minister wants information about Bulgarians in Ukraine to go public

Bulgarians living in the area in eastern Ukraine where military activities take place are over 6000. This was revealed during today’s meeting of the Council of Ministers in Sofia. The total number of Bulgarians in Ukraine is just over 200,000, according to latest data. Bulgarian Prime Minister Borissov has pointed out that the meeting of...

Bulgaria keeps eye on situation related to mobilization of Bulgarian minority in Ukraine
Feb11

Bulgaria keeps eye on situation related to mobilization of Bulgarian minority in Ukraine

Bulgaria follows closely the situation related to mobilization of representatives of the Bulgarian minority in Ukraine, Bulgarian Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov has said. Moreover, on January 29, at the initiative of Bulgaria a text was adopted by the Foreign Affairs Council of the EU, which recalled that Ukraine should respect the principle of...

Ukraine Sees New Surge in Violence on Eve of Minsk Peace Talks
Feb11

Ukraine Sees New Surge in Violence on Eve of Minsk Peace Talks

More than twenty people were killed in eastern Ukraine on the eve of the peace talks that are scheduled to take place in Minsk on Wednesday. The Ukrainian army lost nineteen soldiers, the majority of them killed near the key transport hub of Debaltseve, which has been surrounded by the separatists, the BBC reports. The shelling of a bus station...

Ukraine Sees New Surge in Violence at Eve of Minsk Peace Talks
Feb11

Ukraine Sees New Surge in Violence at Eve of Minsk Peace Talks

More than twenty people were killed in eastern Ukraine at the eve of the peace talks that are scheduled to take place in Minsk on Wednesday. The Ukrainian army lost nineteen soldiers, the majority of them killed near the key transport hub of Debaltseve, which has been surrounded by the separatists, the BBC reports. The shelling of a bus station...

Parliament to decide if NATO asks Bulgaria for Bulgarian military participation in Ukraine
Feb11

Parliament to decide if NATO asks Bulgaria for Bulgarian military participation in Ukraine

NATO has tabled no demand for the participation of Bulgarian military in operations related to the crisis in Ukraine. If such a demand is made, Parliament will have to pronounce a decision, said Defense Minister Nikolai Nenchev. He pointed out that Bulgaria is a sovereign state and could refuse, but that would be a very bad sign. In view of the...

Obama Urges Putin For Diplomatic Resolution on Ukrainian Conflict
Feb11

Obama Urges Putin For Diplomatic Resolution on Ukrainian Conflict

US President Obama held a telephone conversation with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Tuesday regarding the rising tensions in Ukraine and the need for a peaceful resolution to the conflict, as stated in a White House press release. Obama has also reinstated his support for the territorial sovereignty of Ukraine, urging Putin to take...

Bulgarian MPs Are to Hold Extraordinary Parliamentary Control
Feb11

Bulgarian MPs Are to Hold Extraordinary Parliamentary Control

The Bulgarian MPs are to hold an extraordinary sitting on February 17, the majority of which will be dedicated to parliamentary control. Last week, the oppositional Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) and Ataka parties accused the Speaker of Parliament Tsetska Tsacheva of sparing ministers from parliamentary control. It became clear that the time,...

Bulgarian Defence Minister Dismisses Rumours of Mobilisation
Feb11

Bulgarian Defence Minister Dismisses Rumours of Mobilisation

Bulgarian Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev reassured on Wednesday that no mobilisation was taking place in the country. Nenchev also dismissed rumours that NATO had requested the participation of Bulgarian troops in operations due to the Ukrainian crisis. He explained in an interview for the Bulgarian National Television (BNT) that if there is...

Sofia follows closely situation of Bulgarian minority in Ukraine
Feb10

Sofia follows closely situation of Bulgarian minority in Ukraine

The Bulgarian government is paying special attention to the reports about tension among members of the minorities in Ukraine, including the Bulgarian minority,regarding the growing number of people mobilized in the country, the press office of the Cabinet has announced. We hope that the authorities in Ukraine will not allow violation of the...

Daniel Mitov: Bulgaria is against autonomy of separatist republics in Ukraine
Feb10

Daniel Mitov: Bulgaria is against autonomy of separatist republics in Ukraine

Bulgaria does not accept to give autonomy to separatist republics in Eastern Ukraine and this issue is not discussed at all. This was stated by Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov in an interview for BGNES. Mitov said that Bulgaria was not faced with the question whether to join the American or the German position regarding the armament of the...

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