Bulgaria's FM Calls on Ukraine to Avoid Sudden Moves against Russia

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Bulgaria: Bulgaria's FM Calls on Ukraine to Avoid Sudden Moves against Russia Bulgaria's caretaker Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov, photo by BGNES

Caretaker Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov has discussed with Ukrainian Ambassador to Bulgaria Mykola Baltazhy the set of sanctions Ukraine intends to impose on Russia.

Mitov argued that it was best for Ukraine to refrain from sudden moves and coordinate the measures it seeks to introduce with its European partners.

The meeting took place after the Ukrainian Parliament approved at first reading a bill allowing sanctions against Russia, including restricting or stopping gas transit through Ukrainian territory.

Baltazhy assured that Ukraine understood Bulgaria's concerns, adding that the bill was merely a legislative framework and it did not automatically entail the introduction of sanctions.

He added that the mechanism envisaged that the decisions were to be taken by the National Security and Defense Council and to enter into force through a presidential decree.

Baltazhy, as cited by Sega daily, underscored that the activities in the sphere would be discussed with the respective Ukrainian institutions and the European partners.

Mitov reiterated Bulgaria's support for the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

Baltazhy thanked Bulgaria for the consistent support, stressing that Bulgaria had been the fourth EU Member State to ratify Ukraine's EU Association Agreement.

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Optimistic - 13 Aug 2014 // 16:56:45

So if the Ukraine stops the gas transit Europe will freeze, if Russia stops the gas Europe will freeze, the Ukranians will look for cheaper gas from Russia in exchange for using the pipes.

So who will blink first?

sa-sha - 13 Aug 2014 // 15:59:40

T+S, two Special Prophets*...;-)

*Special Prophets: Persons gifted with profound insight into any muck and exceptional power to crap anytime anywhere.

Seedy - 13 Aug 2014 // 14:26:59

Russkis will just whinge and then join the Bread Queue, while thanking Uncle Vlad for bringing them back to the "Good Old Days Of Stability". They love to wallow in muck and misery......as long as they know that their neighbour is too!

Thunderstorm - 13 Aug 2014 // 13:36:24

Russkies won't jump because they will starve.

sa-sha - 13 Aug 2014 // 13:18:47

Earlier it was: "Who doesn't jump [with us] is a Moskal". EU was jumping. Ukrainian puppets and their overseas
Masters were happy...http://centos.moy.su/Images/787761_kto-ne-skachet-tot-moskal_demotivators_to.jpg

Today it is: "Who's not cold is a Moscal" http://cs617726.vk.me/v617726529/12c88/VrcN0x3EeBc.jpg
But this time EU seems to be not ready for further joint jumping.

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