Today's Quote: Borisov's Colder War

Quotes | June 20, 2016, Monday // 11:45
Bulgaria: Today's Quote: Borisov's Colder War File photo, BGNES

"If we find a place to sell [the nuclear reactor for Belene] together with the Russians, it will be the best solution. All other options are much more complicated in the present tough cold war. Much colder and much more dangerous than it used to be, because back then there were two flanks - the Warsaw Pact and NATO, and everybody knew what would happen if war broke out.

Now there are many centers, with many different interests in geopolitics - both in our region and around the world, there are conflicts erupting all the time. In other words, if you decide to build a Russian reactor now while Russia falls under sanctions, you can imagine how [complicated it will be] for an engineer or a mechanic coming here to be allowed into the country and what problems Bulgaria would make up for itself."

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov talks geopolitics while commenting options for the government to act in response to an arbitration ruling forcing it to pay more than half a billion EUR for Russian nuclear equipment.

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