Bulgarian parliament backs Ukraine’s NATO bid

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The Foreign Policy Committee of the Bulgarian Parliament has approved a draft bipartisan declaration of support for Ukraine’s accession to NATO, local news outlet BNT News reported on July 4.

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The legislature noted that it expects Ukraine to join NATO after Russia’s war on the country is over.

“This is a sign for Ukraine that one day, when, as we hope, peace will return soon, Ukraine will be able to count on Bulgaria’s support in its aspiration to join NATO and jointly guarantee our security,” said Hristo Ivanov, co-ordinator chairman of the Democratic Bulgaria coalition.

The declaration calls on the Russian occupation forces to withdraw from the territory of Ukraine.

The Bulgarian Parliament also supported the peace formula of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

Why the NATO Summit in Vilnius is important for Ukraine

The next NATO summit will take place in Vilnius, Lithuania, on July 11-12. Ukraine expects to receive a clear signal from NATO members’ readiness to accept the country into the alliance.

NATO General Secretary Jens Stoltenberg has said that such a signal will be given, but without a formal invitation to join the alliance.

Read also: NATO Summit: three scenarios for Ukraine

According to the US newspaper the Wall Street Journal, before joining NATO, Western countries will offer Ukraine a security model modeled after that provided to Israel. It will facilitate the transfer of weapons and advanced technologies to Kyiv and will serve a step towards membership of the Western defense alliance.

Earlier, President Zelenskyy said that he saw no point in participating in the NATO summit in Vilnius if Ukraine does not receive a clear signal about its membership prospects.

On July 3, the Ukrainian leader called on the US President Joe Biden to immediately invite Ukraine to join NATO.

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