Bulgarian President harshly criticized sanctions against Russia

Sanctions against Russia harm the European and Russian economies. This was stated by the President of Bulgaria, rumen Radev, said the Agency Novinite.

“It is clear that the annexation of Crimea is a violation of international law and Bulgaria firmly supported all the principles of international law. The big question is how long Europe will stand divided on sanctions, which undermine trust 5, 10, 50 years?” said Radev.

“Sanctions against Moscow do not bear any particular benefit, and only harm the economies of Russia and the EU”, – said the President of Bulgaria.

“When the government of Donald trump and Vladimir Putin have reached agreement on enhancing dialogue, building trust and stop thinking through the lens of sanctions, as Europe will react?” he asked.

Note that during the election campaign, the socialist Radev has repeatedly called for improving relations with Russia and the abolition of anti-Russian sanctions imposed by the EU.
Radev said earlier that Crimea is Ukrainian de jure and Russia de facto, and that Russia is not an enemy of Bulgaria.

Earlier it was reported that the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko held a telephone conversation with President of the Republic of Bulgaria Rumena by Radium and congratulated him on assuming the highest office. In the course of negotiations, rumen Radev expressed support for Ukraine and agreed with the importance of an immediate cease-fire to restore the infrastructure of the country.