GERB party to support the government in vote on military aid to Ukraine

GERB party will support the government in the vote to provide military aid to Ukraine, the party’s leader Boyko Borissov said at a press conference. He added that if the government decides to break away from intermediaries and book fuel supplies with Qatar and Egypt they will have the full support of GERB.

"If they want to work as honestly and with the same integrity as we do, the government will have a rare chance to wean the country from its dependence on Russian gas, Borissov said, and added: We have the full infrastructure." The Balkan Stream gas pipeline "is 100% Bulgarian, 100% state-owned", ex PM Borissov said.

His words were confirmed by former Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova who said Bulgaria regularly receives transit fees from this project. "Gazpromexport provided 683 million leva in advance to Bulgartransgaz accounts, and this includes the payments until 2023," Petkova said. /BGNES