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Bulgarian prime minister stands for removal of anti-Russian sanctions
12:29, 19 September 2017
Bulgarian prime minister stands for removal of anti-Russian sanctions

Bulgaria should work on the removal of the EU sanctions against Russia because Bulgaria will chair the European Council next year

12:29, 19 September 2017

vesti.ru

Prime Minister of Bulgaria Boiko Borisov stood for the removal of the EU sanctions against Russia. He claimed this after the official opening of the office of the European Investment Bank in Sofia.

According to him, Bulgaria is a member of NATO, the main enemy of NATO is Russia and the defensive doctrine of the country aims against Russia.

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At the same time Borisov added that Bulgaria should work on the removal of the EU sanctions against Russia because Bulgaria will chair the European Council next year.

'At the same tine we should work politically and diplomatically to remove sanctions, to defuse the tension between Europe and Russia during our chairmanship next year. Will we succeed? It is difficult task but we will try', he said.

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Earlier President of Bulgaria Rumen Radev also stood for the removal of anti-Russian sanctions.

The EU sanctions were extended against Russia until March 15, 2018.

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