The coalition of ruling globalist parties in Bulgaria’s Parliament Friday overrode President Rumen Radev’s veto on sending armored vehicles to Ukraine. The legislature overrode the veto in a 162-55 vote, with no abstentions. As a result, the agreement between the Defense Ministries of Bulgaria and Ukraine for the provision of aid will be implemented. Bulgaria’s globalist coalition was formed at the behest of the U.S. Embassy in Sofia in the summer and serves to implement American policy in the region even though it is opposed by the overwhelming majority of the Bulgarian people.
The agreement to provide the aid was signed in Sofia on August 8 and later in Kiev on November 13, but President Rumen Radev vetoed it on December 4. The veto was overridden by the ruling coalition with 64 votes from GERB-UDF, 59 from Continue the Change-Democratic Bulgaria, and 34 from the Movement for Rights and Freedoms. All of the 35 members of the anti-globalist patriotic party Vazrazhdane voted to uphold the president’s the veto, as did the 20 members of the Bulgarian Socialist Party and 5 member of There Is Such a People.
Reflecting the feeling of the overwhelming majority of the Bulgarian people, 70% of whom oppose military aid to Ukraine, Vazrazhdane leader Kostadin Kostadinov, stated that “Ukraine is a failed state and is committing genocide against its own population,” adding that it is “very humiliating giving away our equipment to Ukraine for free, but also to transport it.”
Radev harshly criticized the globalist MPs, saying they “should realize that their responsibility lies first with the Bulgarian people, the people’s security and quality of life, and not with other countries.”