The latest news from Russia shows an escalation of the conflict in Ukraine, said the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs in the caretaker cabinet and spokesperson for the ministry of Kostadin Kodzhabashev. He reaffirmed the position of the Foreign Ministry that there is no specific military threat to Bulgaria at this time. Russia is trying to legitimize its actions in Ukraine by allowing the so-called referendums in the occupied territories to not be recognized internationally. That will certainly complicate the situation, Deputy Minister Kodzhabashev said.
There is no data of any Bulgarian citizens with Russian passports mobilized, caretaker defence minister Dimitar Stoyanov said. The Minister Stoyanov said that Bulgaria has always followed the unified European position and that Bulgaria would support new EU sanctions against Russia. He said that there was no danger that the country would be dragged into war.