Bulgaria Rejects Sending Weapons to Ukraine

According to a report by Mandiner, Bulgaria recently refused to send weapons to Ukraine. In doing so, Bulgaria has joined the likes of Austria and Hungary in maintaining a neutral stance in this conflict. 

Bulgaria announced that it would not participate in the EU’s joint ammunition purchase program, nor will it provide fighter jets or tanks to Ukraine, per a Euronews report. Bulgarian President Rumen Radev has faced enormous pressure from opposition parties, but he has stood his ground.

“Bulgaria does not support and is not involved in the joint procurement of ammunition for Ukraine. However, we will support efforts to restore peace. As long as the interim government is in power, Bulgaria will not make its fighter aircraft, anti-aircraft missile systems, tanks and other equipment available to Ukraine,” stated Radev.

Remix News noted that at the end of January, Hungarian Defense Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky and his Austrian Defense Minister Klaudia Tanner, announced in Budapest that neither country will provide any kind of military aid to Ukraine in order to “prevent further escalation.”

Bulgaria is right to view the Russo-Ukrainian conflict with skepticism. Sure it’s an awful geopolitical event. But such happenings don’t necessitate intervention from external actors especially where there’s no existential threat at stake. In many respects, Bulgaria is saved by geography and does not have to worry about a Russian invasion happening anytime soon. 

There ultimately needs to be more sane European countries standing up to the Anglo-American establishment’s geopolitical machinations and opposing the continuation of this foolish proxy war. Having a broad consensus on continuing this war only makes the risk of a nuclear conflict breaking out so much higher.

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