Radan Kanev: Bularia’s Position on Ukraine is Risky

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Bulgaria: Radan Kanev: Bularia’s Position on Ukraine is Risky Radan Kanev. Photo by BGNES

The leader of the right-wing Democrats for Strong Bulgaria (DSB), Radan Kanev, believes Bulgaria needs a clearer position on Ukraine, based on EU principles.

"We must recognize the severity of this crisis and have a proper reaction. It is evident that neither the government, nor the opposition are aware of this, and the responsibility they carry", Kanev, who is also the spokesperson for the Reformist Bloc coalition said for Dnevnik.

"Borders of the Black Sea states have not been redrawn since the First World War. Now it happened in 2008 in Georgia, and 2014 in Ukraine. This process is gradually moving westward, and Bulgaria should firmly stand against any further changes in the borders", the democrat added.

Kanev urged for a common EU foreign policy and energy policy. In his mind, stricter sanctions must be enforced, until Russia recognizes Crimea as part of Ukraine, but pointed out that Bulgarian politicians refrain from doing so due to their personal economic interests and links to Russian companies.

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Optimistic - 10 Apr 2014 // 23:10:22

Dontesk the new Stalingrad?

The German Facists were beaten in Stalingrad, there needs to be a new Stalingrad to fight Facism, Donetsk could be it.

independent - 10 Apr 2014 // 22:14:14

Nice to see the pro Putin mob bashing everyone's else's point of view, everyone else is wrong! I agree there are nationalists in the Kiev government, aren't the Russian government nationalist in supporting everything pro Russian? As to some idiots coming out with outrageous statements, all of the country's involved seem to be at it. A bucket of cold water on you all too cool down the hotheads!!!!

sa-sha - 10 Apr 2014 // 12:47:40

"Pravi Sektor" are neither fascists nor nazists, they are simple nationalists"---;-) life is never boring with that author! Some info: not "simple", but Far-right Ultra-nationalists, followers of Stepan Bandera and his main ideas:
"Ukraine for Ukrainians", "unity and purety of the nation", "kill Juives and Moscals[Russians]!" + "They[Russians and other minorities] are and always will be the second sort people in Ukraine"(Dmitro Yarosh)....See? German Nazism' theories of racial hierarchy/superiority in action.
"Fascism admires its own state...- so this is exactly what Putin does"---wake up, author. "America is exeptional"
was told not by Putin. And this American "exeptionalism", American "superiority", the permanent imposing by force their standards, spitting not on the rights only, but on the human lives in different states, all this make the modern USA -more and more - just "fascist and undemocratic, totalitarian system which do not observe any human rights".

Optimistic - 10 Apr 2014 // 08:21:48

The Right Sector in the Ukraine are Facist Thugs.

Even the West acknowledges this.

They do not respect laws, constitutions or legitimate government.

I guess you will tell me next is that they are really sweet people and that they do flower arranging in their spare time.

As many parts of the Ukraine that can needs to escape from these facist thugs, they are threatening violence against protestors in Eastern Ukraine.

Warfou - 10 Apr 2014 // 01:05:33

I always wonder why Russians do not differentiate between fascism (origin: Italy), nazism (origin: Germany) and simple nationalism. These three are completely different things. Probably it is why you do not seen any fascist elements in what your authorities do. Fascism was never as bad as nazism as it did not commit mass killings. Fascism admires its own state (claiming it to be "strong") and nation - so this is exactly what Putin does - but is not as much aggresive towards other nations as nazism. Nevertheless, fascism is an undemocratic, totalitarian system which do not observe any human rights. The Ukrainian "Pravi Sektor" are neither fascists nor nazists, they are simple nationalists.

Optimistic - 9 Apr 2014 // 21:51:38

Typical Facist comments.

He wants to keep the Ukranian people under the rule of the facist thugs in Kiev.

In 1945 Russia destroyed Facism in Europe and Bulgaria was part of that.

Facism is re emerging in Europe and the amount of support in The West for the new Facist Rulers in Kiev is worrying.

Bulgaria should not support Facists and because of its links to both Russia and the West it should try to promote dialogue and peaceful solutions.

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