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Bulgarian President refused to lead the country's delegation to the NATO summit

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun29,2024

Bulgaria's President Refused to Lead Country's Delegation to NATO Summit

Photo: Rumen Radev

Bulgaria's President Rumen Radev has rejected the government's offer to lead the country's delegation to the NATO summit in Washington in July, his press service reported.

According to Radev, he was not consulted when the delegation was developing the country's official position and its commitments regarding the war in Ukraine.

This came amid a heated debate between Bulgaria's pro-Russian and pro-Western parties over whether Radev, as commander-in-chief of the armed forces, should represent the country at the NATO summit, The Associated Press reports.

Political opponents have often criticized Radev for his Kremlin-friendly stance since Russia's invasion of Ukraine and for his public statements that sending military aid to Kiev was prolonging the conflict.

He has called supporters of military aid to Ukraine “warmongers.”

Prepared by: Sergey Daga

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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