Bulgarian President Rumen Radev refused to join Ukraine’s NATO membership. It is reported with reference to the comment of Radev’s press service.
“Bulgaria is part of the declaration of the NATO summit in Bucharest in 2008 on the future accession of Ukraine, but this declaration was adopted in a completely different security environment. “Military actions on the territory of Ukraine today require that its membership in the Alliance be discussed within the framework of the full composition of the North Atlantic Council and not lead to the risk of direct involvement of NATO member states in the war,” the commentary reads. reads.
Rumen Radev believes that the decision on Ukraine’s accession to NATO should be made “only after the development of clear parameters for the peaceful settlement of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, which must be accepted and implemented by both states ».
On September 30, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyi announced that Kyiv was applying for the fast-track process. NATO responded that this requires the consent of all 30 members of the North Atlantic Alliance.
This happened after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the “joining” (actually annexation) of the partially occupied regions of Zaporizhia, Kherson, Donetsk and Luhansk regions into the Russian Federation. Both Ukraine and the West condemned these illegal actions by Moscow. Due to the attempt to annex Ukrainian territory, some countries, in particular, have already imposed sanctions against Russia.
source: radio svoboda