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The National Assembly decides: Bulgaria will send military aid to Ukraine 


It took the National Assembly almost five hours to decide that Bulgaria would provide military and technical assistance to Ukraine. The proposal of GERB-UDF and Democratic Bulgaria parties was adopted with 175 votes in favour, 49 against and one abstention. BSP and Vazrazhdane voted against, while the party of former caretaker Prime Minister Stefan Yanev Bulgarian Rise surprisingly supported it. Within 30 days, the caretaker government must table a draft decision on the arms supply.

During the debate, Daniel Lorer from We Continue the Change described it as cynicism maintaining Soviet armaments from the last century and claiming that you want a combat-capable Bulgarian army to guarantee Bulgaria's security. BSP leader Kornelia Ninova, on the other hand, reiterated her party's position that the national interest requires Bulgaria not to provide arms because this would turn it into a party to the conflict. 

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