Asen Vassilev on the Mobilization Situation: Bulgaria Cannot Allow an Escalation

Politics | September 21, 2022, Wednesday // 16:22
Bulgaria: Asen Vassilev on the Mobilization Situation: Bulgaria Cannot Allow an Escalation @BNR

Both the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Council of Ministers must clearly state that Bulgaria cannot allow an escalation of tensions initiated by Russian President Vladimir Putin. There is direct talk about the use of nuclear weapons - something that Bulgaria, Europe and the world must not allow,” said Asen Vassilev, co-chairman of “We Continue the Change” and former finance minister, in an interview with "Dnevnik".

"We have no interest in continued warfare on our maritime border and the use of nuclear weapons, and this must be stopped," he said. He added that the Bulgarian position should be that the use of nuclear weapons and the increase of the Russian army by 300 thousand people should not be allowed. "We have to use all the diplomatic levers to prevent it from happening," Vassilev said.

This is the first political comment in Bulgaria after President Putin announced a partial mobilization in Russia earlier this morning. So far, the government has only assessed that there is no direct threat to Bulgaria.

Follow Novinite.com on Twitter and Facebook

Write to us at editors@novinite.com

Информирайте се на Български - Novinite.bg

/Dnevnik

We need your support so Novinite.com can keep delivering news and information about Bulgaria! Thank you!

Politics » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Tags: Vassilev, escalation, Bulgaria, Russian
Advertisement
Advertisement
Expats.bg All Are Welcome! Join Now!
Bulgaria news Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria