On November 19th, Bulgarian Ambassador to Ukraine Kostadin Kodzhabashev was invited to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.
The Ukrainian side conveyed to the Ambassador the position of our state on incorrectness and unacceptability of the statements by President of Bulgaria Rumen Radev regarding Crimea during yesterday's pre-election TV debates.
It was stressed that the words of the current Bulgarian president do not contribute to the development of good neighborly relations between Ukraine and Bulgaria and are sharply dissonant with Sofia's official position on supporting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders.
We expect Bulgarian President Rumen Radev to refute his yesterday’s statement.
Ambassador Kostadin Kodzhabashev assured of Bulgaria’s unwavering support of Ukraine’s territorial integrity, Crimea’s status as an integral part of our state’s territory, and efforts to deoccupy the peninsula, in particular through Bulgaria’s participation in the Crimea Platform.