During a speech at the European Parliament on June 8 the President of Bulgaria Rossen Plevneliev stressed that Crimea was an integral part of Ukraine, as Ukraine was part of Europe.
“Crimea is Ukraine and Ukraine is Europe. I think that the abolition of visas for citizens of Ukraine is an important and timely step in support of Ukraine for the Ukrainian people can experience the Europeans’ hospitality and support,” said Plevneliev.
The President noted that once again the world was trying to be divided into spheres of influence, and war had returned to Europe and “it was looming large on the territory of Ukraine”.
“We cannot let political interests once again divide and occupy the territory of sovereign countries. What happened in Ukraine, reminds us that the achievement of progressive humanity cannot be taken for granted. We have never wanted a new war in Europe, but, unfortunately, the war is currently in Europe, and it is raging on the territory of Ukraine,” said Plevneliev.
As a reminder, earlier, Bulgaria allowed a Crimean delegation headed by Minister of the occupational Government of Crimea Arina Novoselskaya to enter the country.