The Bulgarian Parliament approved the supply of weapons to Ukraine. This was reported on November 3 by the Sofia Globe.
Earlier, the country’s parliament approved negotiations with NATO on the free transfer of Soviet weapons to Kiev in exchange for Western ones. All EU countries except Hungary participate in this scheme.
Bulgaria tried to start deliveries to Ukraine back in May, but then these attempts were blocked by socialists friendly to Russia, who are no longer in the government.
At the same time, Bulgaria still refuses to supply Ukraine with heavy weapons.
“We would hardly provide the heavy weaponry requested by Ukraine for the simple reason that we would lose specific capabilities that could not be so quickly restored. Let’s not forget that Bulgaria is a country bordering the conflict and at some point we may find ourselves in a rather difficult situation,” caretaker Defence Minister Dimitar Stoyanov said.
“If someone expects us to give away our anti-aircraft missile systems, I’m sorry, but that cannot happen,” he said.