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Parliament votes to send 100 armoured vehicles to Ukraine

National Assembly, 22 November, 2023
Photo: BTA

The MPs have approved granting Ukraine armoured transport vehicles which have fallen out of use for the Ministry of Interior, with the military equipment that goes with them, and spare parts for their maintenance.

This was made possible by force of the voting, at first and second reading, of a bill on the ratification of an agreement between the Ministry of Interior of Bulgaria and the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine on granting armoured transport equipment, signed in Sofia on 8 August, 2023, and in Kyiv on 13 November, 2023. The bill was supported by GERB/SDS, We Continue the Change/Democratic Bulgaria (PP/DB), the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF), and There is Such a People (ITN). Vazrazhdane and the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) voted against. The BSP stated that the participants in the “assemblage” were, once again betraying the national interests by sending the little military equipment we have left. “For all of the military equipment we are giving we are getting compensation from the EU,” said Ivaylo Mirchev from PP/DB.

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