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May 5, 2022

Bulgarian parliament approves military-technical support for Ukraine

The Nato member will not provide direct military aid to Ukraine.

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The Bulgarian parliament has passed a resolution to enable the government to provide necessary military-technical support to war-torn Ukraine.

The parliament also approved a plan that involves repairing Ukrainian heavy military equipment.

Despite this, proposals that included sending direct military aid to the embattled country did not win enough votes, Reuters reported.

Nato member Bulgaria is one of the few EU countries not to send defence equipment to Ukraine as the latter continues to battle Russian aggression.

It has condemned the conflict and has received more than 90,000 Ukrainian refugees.

In a separate development, Ukrainian neighbour and Russian ally Belarus has commenced a large-scale military drill. The drill will test the combat-readiness of the forces.

Belarus’ defence ministry said that the exercise is not intended to threaten its neighbours or the European community.

“It is planned that the [combat readiness] test will involve the movement of significant numbers of military vehicles, which can slow down traffic on public roads,” the ministry was quoted by Reuters as saying.

The ongoing conflict in Ukraine has now entered its 71st day.

Russia has said that it will consider Nato transport carrying armaments for Ukraine as a military target.

Since the beginning of the invasion, Ukraine has been receiving weaponry from several Nato member countries.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson recently announced that the government will send a new £300m ($376m) military aid package to Ukraine. The package will include night-vision devices, electronic warfare equipment, and a counter-battery radar system.

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