Bulgaria's President Accuses Russia of Destabilizing Ukraine

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Bulgaria: Bulgaria's President Accuses Russia of Destabilizing Ukraine Photo: BGNES

Bulgaria's Presient Rosen Plevneliev accused Russia of undermining the international law and destabilizing Ukraine. 

He urged the EU and NATO to support the Ukrainian people in its bid to decide on its own future through honest elections, rather than through backroom machinations. 

“When one powerful country simply destabilizes, establishes a sphere of influence and is ready to send in special forces, pretending to be self-organized squads, and two weeks later awards them in Kremlin, we have to realize, that this is not right,” Plevneliev said in front of law students and professors in the Sofia University Law Department. 

“Who has the right to decide Ukraine's fate – the people of Ukraine in honest and open elections, a new referendum, or great nuclear powers who will negotiate on peripheries, centers and spheres of influence,” asked Plevneliev. 

According to him, reshaping of borders in Europe should not be that easy, “because we all know how dangerous it is when a powerful country undermines the international law and order.”

Later Plevneliev told reporters that Bulgaria is an active NATO member and must address the changed balance of power in the Black Sea region. 

“We must strengthen our defense abilities,” he said. “We are witnessing a deliberate destabilization and we must not leave it unchecked.”

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Bily - 17 Apr 2014 // 22:11:23

This Bulgarian president is f*cked up. Strengthen their defense; just a single Russia battalion would cripple the entire Bulgarian army!

Seedy - 17 Apr 2014 // 12:51:25

It's a very sad day for a forum when the spam about radio-controlled models and dodgy financial services makes more sense than the drivelling of brown-nosed Putin-stooges and lunatics with multiple personalities.... :(

Vladimeer the Queer - 17 Apr 2014 // 12:50:30

"Hey, at least we got free trains from Siemens! They came, and were never paid for, thought they were sent back like a year ago?"

Hey Yane, come on bro, make up your mind, are you Ruski Bulgarian or Polish today? I think you have so many aliases on this forum (Optimistic, Sobieski, Vladimir K, Yane, sa-sha, Vladimir Kukoo and even registered Behemoth) that you forget yourself and make funny contradictory statements! LOL

Seriously Yane, get a job bro, it will reduce your frustrations in life (and reduce ours on this forum)...

Go play with a dildo if not, it's obvious from your posts that you're a repressed homo, you see Yane, if you went to the West you could do the dirty little things you do openly..........

Vladimir K. - 17 Apr 2014 // 12:40:52

To warfou:

Who cares about how it was in Bulgaria? Bulgarians weren't able to live in such system and never adapted, same with some other eastern european countries. They were just satellites, not the USSR.

In Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan etc etc, the Soviet Union was a very good empire and in fact in Russia, most people I know like it and want to return.

So don't come here and lecture us about our own history as clearly Bulgarias past did not relect Russia. Bulgarans always complain, today, they blame Russia, Turkey and the EU for all their troubles. Fiix your own shit!

P.S, It;s clear you have been writing a lot about gays and genitalia. Thanks for your update of your sexual position, Boyko will be happy!

Puffer - 17 Apr 2014 // 12:26:45

Yeah sa-sha, i'm sure your gay anus is wet with envy that he isn't under your master Putin's little sheriff's (if you can call weak Russia even little sheriff) dirty, peasant, arse like BG was for 50 years under you cruel commie monsters.

sa-sha - 17 Apr 2014 // 11:50:29

To Vladimir K: Think that Bulgaria's President has no choice. To be under the Big Sheriff' ar*se (as well as the entire
EU, btw, "fu*k the EU") and to bark against him? Impossible.

Warfou - 17 Apr 2014 // 01:24:23

Well, well, well... what we have here?

Pursuant to the Bulgarian law, it is a crime to obide the President in public. Vladimir K., you should get traced, arrested and set to a trial at the penal court. I am about to forward your post to the Police.

Due to the fact that your quote is already registered by Novinite, no other evidence material will be required. As they say, who laughs last, laughs best. Good night, Vladimir Sobieski.

Vladimir K. - 17 Apr 2014 // 00:55:45

This right wing puppets makes me laugh every single day. Comical how a person like this became president.

Optimistic - 16 Apr 2014 // 18:47:38

Plevneliev supported protests in Bulgaria a few months ago because the protests supported his GERB friends.

He is anti the protests for referendums in Eastern Ukraine because if these protests and referendums succeed they will stop NATO from making the Ukraine a member.

So he likes protests that support his friends but objects to protests that block the political ambitions of his friends.

Warfou - 16 Apr 2014 // 18:28:50

A clever statement. It is all about to torpedoe the first free elections in Ukraine's post-soviet history.

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