According to reports, the president of Bulgaria, a NATO member, criticized Ukraine for “insisting” on attacking Russia.
According to Radio Free Europe and Politico, Rumen Radev claimed that “the whole of Europe is footing the bill” for supporting Ukraine and urged Bulgaria to take a “neutral” stance.
In response, the Ukrainian Embassy in Sofia stated on Saturday that to attribute the battle to Ukraine would be to repeat of Russian propaganda.
His remarks caused Nikolai Denkov, the prime minister of Bulgaria, to say that his country did not agree with them.
According to the Kyiv Independent, Mr. Denkov claimed that “today he repeats some Russian statements that have nothing to do with what EU and NATO members present as a position.”
According to him, it is in Bulgaria’s best interests for the conflict to be resolved by Russia pulling out of Ukraine.