Ex-Bulgarian FM Solomon Passy: Crimea Part of Putin’s Expansionism

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Bulgaria: Ex-Bulgarian FM Solomon Passy: Crimea Part of Putin’s Expansionism Former Bulgarian FM Solomon Passy. Photo by BGNES

Bulgaria’s former Foreign Minister Solomon Passy believes Crimea’s accession into the Russian Federation is part of President Vladimir Putin’s expansionist policy.

“This referendum is neither the beginning, nor the end of Russian expansion. It is only another piece of it. In a similar fashion, South Ossetia and Abkhazia were annexed in 2008. The question is which is next”, Passy told Dariknews.

Solomon Passy, who is the founder and head of the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria, also commented on the West’s actions.

“The big question is how long the West will tolerate all this. I am not a big supporter of sanctions, and I do not believe they have much of an effect. Often, they only lead to counter-sanctions”, Passy added.

The former Bulgarian top-diplomat believes that Crimea will be in Russia’s grip as long as Vladimir Putin is president, and no international actions can reverse the process.

Passy also called for a unified European position and policy towards Russia, especially in the energy sector.

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#8
Justme - 20 Mar 2014 // 08:37:25

Why is Noviniti lowering their their news standards by quoting people like Passy? He is nuts. No media follows his views, and he just talks nonsense. Isn't interesting every time he is quoted on this forum, people just can stop to comment more about him, than the issue. Of course Crimea is part of Russia, the vast majority wanted always to be back with Russia, and now that their is no legitimate government in Ukraine, thanks to the EU meddling, Russia is obliged to bring Crimea back to the Russian Federation. Come on Passy, get to reality, come on Novini, try to find better people to quote.

#7
Optimistic - 19 Mar 2014 // 19:59:42

Yes Mr Rourke I thought you lived somewhere like that with a Mad Hatters Tea Party pulling the strings.

#6
Mr. Rourke - 19 Mar 2014 // 19:53:43

(Special guest star: Optimistic)

I am Mr. Rourke, your host. Welcome to Fantasy Island!

#5
Optimistic - 19 Mar 2014 // 19:48:08

To Mr. Rourke, you are probably american and are annoyed because you have been completely outsmarted by Putin.

Go back to your Tea Party or to give it its proper name The Mad Hatters Tea Party, its time they closed down the government again because they dont want poor people to get medical treatment, that is the third world.

#4
Mr. Rourke - 19 Mar 2014 // 19:24:16

The plane! The plane!

Yes, Tattoo. Our "guests" are arriving.

Boss, who is that?

That, tattoo, is Vladimir Putin. He is president of a third world economy that was once a superpower that reigned over its population and a group of satellite nations through systemic terror. They had no respect for constitutions because they did not even follow their own constitution.

Why is he here, boss?

Tattoo, those with small minds always have fantasies of ruling over other. His fantasy is to experience the thrill of the cult of personality and a totalitarian dictator.

But boss, he has the personality of a raped ape.

Yes, Tatoo. He will find his fantasy is not what he expected. The Divine has its way of punishing hybris.

#3
Optimistic - 19 Mar 2014 // 19:10:40

Passey, you have being snorting coke then to come up with this crap.

The Crimea Parliament asked Russia if it could join the Russian Federation, the Russian Parliament debated and approved it.

The Crimean People voted by an overwhelming majority to join the Russian Federation.

It all happened because the Crimean people are seeking safety and security, they made it happen, not Putin and Russia.

#2
Lana J. - 19 Mar 2014 // 13:59:49

Dear Mr.Passy, are you looking in a 'crystal ball' right now? Your 'forecasts' of further Russian expansions have no documentary proof and are rather unprofessional. Good for Bulgaria that you are former FM.

#1
Yane - 18 Mar 2014 // 00:13:41

Ah, sure, it's all "part of the plan" like Yanukovich n violent coup was too?

Passy shouldn't make statements when he's high.