Bulgarian President vetoes deal with Ukraine to supply armored vehicles
Bulgarian President Rumen Radev returned the law on the ratification of the agreement on the free supply of armored vehicles to Ukraine for a new discussion in parliament
This was reported by Nova.bg.
Radev motivated his decision by the fact that MPs are not sufficiently familiar with the specific parameters of the donation, which makes it impossible to objectively assess the need for the equipment provided.
According to the politician, the armored all-terrain vehicles provided to Ukraine can be used to protect the Bulgarian border and provide assistance to the population in the event of disasters and accidents, including in hard-to-reach areas.
"I am guided by the belief that the safety, health and life of Bulgarian citizens should be a top priority," Radev said.
At its meeting on November 22, the National Assembly ratified an agreement between the Bulgarian Interior Ministry and the Ukrainian Defense Ministry to provide Ukraine with decommissioned armored vehicles.