The President of Bulgaria is against the accelerated accession of Ukraine to NATO

Kostia Andreikovets

Bulgarian President Rumen Radev did not support the joint statement of nine European leaders regarding Ukraineʼs membership in NATO. He believes that the door to NATO is open for Ukraine after the end of the war with Russia.

BNR writes about this.

Radev stated that Bulgaria supports the decision of the Bucharest NATO Summit in 2008 regarding the future membership of Ukraine in the Alliance, but this declaration was made under different security conditions. In his opinion, Ukraineʼs membership should be approved by all NATO members, taking into account the risks of direct involvement in the war.

The decision on Ukraineʼs accession to NATO should be made only after the formation of clear parameters for a peaceful settlement of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, which should be accepted and implemented by both belligerent states, Radev believes.