Crimea is Russian, sanctions against Russia are ineffective, – Bulgarian President

The ambassador was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine because of the statement of the Bulgarian president

During a debate with his main opponent in the presidential election, Anastas Gerdzhikov, Bulgarian President Rumen Radev said he considered annexed Crimea to be Russian territory and that sanctions against Russia were ineffective, Svobodna Evropa reports.

“[Crimea] is Russian now. What else can there be?” Radev answered a question about the occupied peninsula.

He added that it is important to have pragmatism in foreign policy.

“Sanctions against Russia seem ineffective. We need a pragmatic policy towards Moscow. Last but not least, we must not forget that Russia is a very important factor in the fight against global terrorism,” the president said.

Radev’s opponent Anastas Gerdzhikov, in turn, said that Crimea was Ukrainian territory and argued for the need to maintain sanctions until the human rights problem in Russia is resolved.

The statement of the Bulgarian president has already been responded to by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine. The Bulgarian ambassador to Kyiv was summoned to the Ukrainian diplomatic mission.

“The Ukrainian side conveyed to the Ambassador the position of our state on incorrectness and unacceptability of the statements by President of Bulgaria Rumen Radev regarding Crimea during yesterday’s pre-election TV debates,” the message reads.

The Foreign Ministry noted that the words of the current president do not contribute to the development of good neighborly relations between Ukraine and Bulgaria.

According to the ministry’s press service, Ambassador Kostadin Kojabashev assured Bulgaria of its unwavering position on maintaining Ukraine’s territorial integrity, including Crimea as an integral part of the Ukrainian state, and efforts to deoccupy the peninsula, including Bulgaria’s participation in the Crimean Platform.

As it was reported, earlier Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, Vladimir Makei called the annexed Crimea “Russian territory”.

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko stated that he was ready to recognize the annexed Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea as part of the Russian Federation.

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7 comments

  1. “Sanctions against Russia seem ineffective. We need a pragmatic policy towards Moscow. Last but not least, we must not forget that Russia is a very important factor in the fight against global terrorism,” the president said.

    This sorry piece of shit and his country, need removing from NATO asap. It’s a disgrace that full on Putlerites like this country is allowed into NATO, while Ukraine are denied by the jellyfish.

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    • Putinoid scum feel at home in Bulgaria. It’s a beautiful country but has always been pro-Russia. You will find that the best luxury homes in the spa towns and beach towns are owned by putlerites, just as they were in the Brezhnev era. Occasionally Bulgaria elects an anti-Russian, but it’s an uphill battle. Maybe the pro-Ukr candidate will win? I hope so.
      Bulgaria is and always has been staggeringly corrupt btw. On a scale far greater than Ukraine.
      Organised crime is under putinazi control. Businessmen and politicians who have said anti-putler stuff are allowed to carry concealed weapons, whilst the richer ones have bodyguards.

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  2. As i stated earlier, i don’t give a fuck about the ruSSian-muslim infested Crimea. But to call the main sponsor of international terrorism an important factor to fight terror is total bullshit!

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  3. Last but not least, we must not forget that Russia is a very important factor in the fight against global terrorism,” the president said.
    Stupid Cocksucker, russia is the enabler of Global Terrorism.

    Looks like they have forgotten what it was like to be under the Commie Jackboots.

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  4. Well, Bulgaria is not the brightest spoon in the drawer of nations. In Soviet times, it acted as the filthy murder squad for the Kremlin. Obviously, there is still a lot of stinky scum left to pollute the country.

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