Bulgaria Will Not Veto EU Sanctions on Russia, PM Says

Bulgaria Will Not Veto EU Sanctions on Russia, PM Says

Bulgaria will not impose a veto on a possible decision by the European Council for additional sanctions against Russia in connection with the Ukraine crisis, prime minister Plamen Oresharski said, as quoted by the Bulgarian News Agency, BTA.

In Oresharski's words, a veto is not an instrument in the dialogue between leaders in the European Council, the news agency reported.

A day earlier the consultative council on national security with President Rosen Plevneliev said Bulgaria does not recognise the results of the March 16 referendum in the autonomous republic of  Crimea. “Bulgaria supports the sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity of Ukraine," the council said in a statement. The referendum in Crimea was held in violation of the international law and the Constitution of Ukraine, and Bulgaria does not recognise its outcome, it added.

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