Bulgaria's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a position on the continuing war waged by Russia in Ukraine:
These troubling developments for the global domain amplify the need for continued support for Ukraine's sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity, coupled with nuclear rhetoric and so-called referenda, the position reads.
On the night before Bulgaria's Independence Day, September 22, the lights illuminating the monuments to the Soviet army in Sofia and Plovdiv were switched off at 8 PM. The initiative Darkness for Light demonstrates the thirst of thousands of Bulgarian citizens for the light the democratic values of Europe bring, according to the members of the initiative.
More than 1,400 protesters were arrested in Russia on the first night after the Kremlin announced mass mobilization in the country, according to OVD-Info, an independent Russian human rights media project.
In a video address to the UN annual session in New York, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called for a special tribunal for punishing Russia. He said that Russia had a veto power over the Security Council and that it would send a message to all future aggressors.
President Obama spoke to the UN General AssemblyUN General Assembly on Wednesday, saying that Russia has shamelessly violated the core tenets of the United Nations Charter and the clear prohibition against countries taking the territory of their neighbor by force, and that President Putin has made overt nuclear threats against Europe and a reckless disregard for the responsibilities of the non-proliferation regime. At the UN, France's President Emmanuel Macron congratulated China and India on the statements made by Beijing and Delhi calling for an end to the war in Ukraine.