Monday, March 6, 2017
The Bulgarian President urged Ukraine to protect the rights of the Bulgarian community
Bulgaria will continue to be an advocate for the realization of the European perspective of Ukraine, said President Rumen Radev meeting of Ambassador Mykola Baltazhi. During the conversation the head of state said he expected active bilateral relations to contribute to increasing economic exchanges and deepening cooperation in the energy sector.
The President was adamant that the crisis in eastern Ukraine can be solved only by political means and called for full compliance with the Minsk agreement of both parties.
President Radev also called ongoing in Ukraine administrative-territorial reform in the Odessa region take into account the historical character and preserve the status Bolgrad area, as it has been preserved in its current administrative-territorial boundaries.
"Bulgarians in Ukraine are" living bridge "between our two countries," the head of state. "I expect the prepared new legislation on education and state language not to prejudice in any way the Bulgarian language training of our minority," said Rumen Radev