site.btaDefence Minister: Government Has Not Decided to Send Military Personnel to Ukraine
The Bulgarian government has not made a decision to send military personnel to Ukraine, caretaker Minister of Defence Dimitar Stoyanov told Nova TV on Tuesday. Stoyanov recalled that a Council of Ministers decision of February 16 concerned the sending of a staff officer to Brussels, another one to Poland, and a training team, also to Poland. "No one has decided to send servicepersons to Ukraine," he said.
He noted that the National Assembly has adopted a resolution on sending military personnel to an EU member state, and Ukraine is not an EU member state. "Sending servicepersons to another country requires a resolution by the National Assembly," the minister explained.
According to him, the matter has been raised for domestic political purposes. He said: "Some people think that they will achieve good results at the upcoming elections by stoking fear. It is wiser to maintain a calm situation, keep telling the truth, and use truth to attract more voters."