Bulgarian Nationalists Seek Parliament Sitting on Crimea Referendum

Domestic | March 16, 2014, Sunday // 15:56|  views

Ataka leader Volen Siderov, photo by BGNES

Volen Siderov, leader of nationalist party Ataka, has demanded an extraordinary parliamentary sitting on Monday on the situation in Ukraine and the Crimea secession referendum.

In a Sunday statement, Siderov called on Parliament Speaker Mihail Mikov to summon an extraordinary sitting during which the declarations of the parliamentary groups on the matter would be reviewed.

The nationalist leader demanded maximum transparency of the discussion and live coverage of the debates via the Bulgarian National Television and the Bulgarian National Radio, stressing that the people had to see for themselves the stance of each party.

Siderov yet again noted that Ataka was adamant in its insistence on Bulgaria's neutrality on the conflict in Ukraine, adding that the party would recognize the outcome of the referendum in Crimea as legitimate.

He insisted that the intervention of the US in the domestic affairs of Ukraine had to be condemned.

The leader of nationalist party Ataka argued that it was Bulgaria's Parliament and not the Foreign Minister which had to come up with a stance which reflected the interests of Bulgarians in Ukraine and Bulgaria's national interests.

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Tags: nationalist party, Ataka, Volen Siderov, Crimea referendum, Referendum, ukraine crisis


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