President of Bulgaria visits Ukraine in last 12 years

Source : 112 Ukraine

Rosen Plevneliyev expressed his support to Ukraine in Donbas conflict
19:15, 7 July 2015

During the joined briefing by President of Ukraine Poroshenko and President of Bulgaria, Rosen Plevneliyev expressed his support of the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine.
“Bulgaria will never recognize the illegal annexation of the Crimea and Ukraine by taking sanctions against Russia. Annexation of the Crimea and Sevastopol violates the international law, Constitution of Ukraine, and Budapest Memorandum 1994. Bulgaria will never recognize this illegal act, Bulgaria will not recognize the referendums illegally organized by separatists in Donetsk and Luhansk. For us, Crimea is Ukraine, and Ukraine is Europe,” said President Plevneliyev during a todays’ briefing in Kyiv.
“EU sanctions against Russia related to the full implementation of the agreements Minsk, Bulgaria supports the announced sanctions and will act to support Ukraine in the implementation of EU sanctions. Nobody is allowed, especially in Europe, to move borders and occupy the territories,” added Bulgarian President.
“Thank you for supporting our European aspirations and the program of visa-free regime with the EU ", - thanked Ukrainian President.
Plevneliyev is to hold meetings with the Speaker of Parliament Volodymyr Groisman, the Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, as well as with representatives of business circles of Ukraine.
Following the chronology of Bulgarian foreign affairs, cooperation with Russia in the energy sector (construction of gas pipeline "South Stream")took place, and the country experienced a political crisis and early parliamentary elections, which were associated with the implementation of this project.

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