“The latest news from Russia shows an escalation of the conflict in Ukraine,” said Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs in the caretaker cabinet and spokesperson for the ministry Kostadin Kodzhabashev. He reaffirmed the position of the Foreign Ministry that, at this time, there is no specific military threat to Bulgaria. The so-called referendums in the occupied territories will not be recognized internationally, and this is an attempt by Russia to legitimize its actions in Ukraine. “That will certainly complicate the situation,” Deputy Minister Kodzhabashev said.
“There is no data of any Bulgarian citizens with Russian passports being mobilized,” caretaker Defence Minister Dimitar Stoyanov on his part said. Asked whether Bulgaria would support new EU sanctions against Russia, Minister Stoyanov answered that Bulgaria has always followed the unified European position. “For now, there is no danger of the country being dragged into the war,” he added. /BGNES