Bulgarian Prime Minister donated a month’s salary to buy weapons from Ukraine

Bulgarian Prime Minister Kirill Petkov announced Monday night that he will donate a month’s salary to send weapons to Ukraine.

“Helping Ukraine with weapons depends on political and social unity. Society shares extremist views on this issue. Now we need to turn this energy into real activities,” Petkov said in a post on social networks.

The prime minister, who posted a photo of the bank’s receipt of his donation, urged Bulgarian citizens who “really want to help” Ukraine to donate money to buy weapons.

“Social media posts should now become real support for Ukraine,” he noted.

Meanwhile, the leaders of the four political forces that make up the Bulgarian government announced that they will hold a meeting to reach a consensus on sending arms aid to Ukraine, which should be the subject of a parliamentary decision.

Petkov said he wanted consensus on the issue, which has become crucial to the unity of the coalition, ahead of his scheduled visit to Kyiv this week.

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One of the members of the coalition, the pro-Russian Bulgarian Socialist Communist Party, is categorically against sending weapons to Ukraine.

Cornelia Ninova, BSP leader, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy, also opposed the imposition of sanctions on Russia, warning: “If one Bulgarian bullet is sent to Ukraine, we will leave the coalition.”

* Camilo Hernandez contributed to this note.

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