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PM, Defence Minister Heard in Parliament
PM, Defence Minister Heard in Parliament
PM Denkov (right) and Defence Minister Tagarev in Parliament, Feb. 29, 2024 (BTA Photo)

Prime Minister Nikolay Denkov said on Thursday at a hearing in Parliament that as long as he is Prime Minister, it will never be discussed and there will never be a decision to send Bulgarian soldiers to Ukraine. Denkov and Defence Minister Todor Tagarev were heard at the request of BSP for Bulgaria in relation to Denkov's visit to Ukraine

With the signed declaration in Ukraine with Ukrainian Prime Minister Denis Shmyhal, Bulgaria does not make any new commitments, Denkov said in response to a question by GERB-UDF MP Hristo Gadzhev. "For the time being, no bilateral agreement between Bulgaria and Ukraine is being discussed and has not been discussed; if such a document is prepared, it will be submitted to the National Assembly for ratification," the prime minister said.

In response to a question by BSP leader Korneliya Ninova, Denkov said: "The fact that another politician raises this issue in an international forum is his right. There is not a single decision of the Council of Ministers that does not correspond to the decisions taken in the National Assembly. In none of them is there any question of sending Bulgarian soldiers to Ukraine, no such issue is discussed. On the issue of the working meeting in Paris - it is a working meeting precisely because no decisions are taken at this meeting. [Defence] Minister Tagarev has been sent there to confirm Bulgaria's positions as they stand today. We are providing military and technical assistance, humanitarian aid to Ukraine. This is what we do and we do it in accordance with your decisions. The visit to Ukraine is also subject to those decisions of the National Assembly and the Council of Ministers, which are publicly known. To prevent any speculation, the joint declaration we signed with the Prime Minister of Ukraine has been uploaded on the website of the Council of Ministers." 

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