Conflicts & War

Kuleba: states not sending arms to Ukraine support Russian invasion

Sofia, Apr 20 (EFE).- Ukrainian foreign minister Dmytro Kuleba on Wednesday said those failing to send weapons to his country are supporting the Russian invasion.

“Those who don’t want to, waver, or speak against supplying Ukraine with arms, practically support Russian aggression and the extermination of our citizens,” Kuleba said during a visit to Bulgaria, a Nato member state that refuses to provide Kyiv with military aid.

Kuleba’s remarks came after meeting with Bulgaria’s president Rumen Radev, parliament speaker Nikola Minchev, as well as other lawmakers during his surprise trip to the Balkan country.

Bulgaria and Hungary are the only Nato members that have so far refused to send weapons to Kyiv to fight off the Russian invasion that started on February 24.

Both countries say that offering military aid to the eastern European country can make them part of the conflict.

For his part, Radev stressed that Bulgaria, one of the EU’s poorest nations, is helping as much as it can.

Bulgaria will continue to provide “full support to Ukraine within the framework of our possibilities,” the Bulgarian leader said.

Bulgaria has received more than 91,000 Ukrainian refugees and has sent more than 1.5 million euros in humanitarian aid to the country, according to Radev.

“Once again, we urge an early halt to this senseless war between two brother Slavic peoples,” Radev said.

Kuleba made it clear that the sense of brotherhood between Russians and Ukrainians has ended after the Russian aggression.

“Since Russia attacked Ukraine, very few people will be able to call the Russian and Ukrainian people brothers unless you mean Cain and Abel,” Kuleba concluded. EFE


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