The Embassy of Ukraine notes with great disappointment that such messages do not support diplomacy, but rather serve the interests of the aggressor state. This is what the Ukrainian mission in our country wrote on their Facebook page about statements of the Bulgarian head of state on the occasion of the Ukrainian counteroffensive.
Today is the 635th day of Russia’s full-scale war, and Ukrainian citizens are heroically fighting against the aggressor and defending their freedom, they noted.
Earlier during the conference on the topic of war and peace, President Rumen Radev emphasized that before the counteroffensive of Ukraine, it was necessary to sit down to negotiate, because Russia was in shock from the territorial losses and was not in an advantageous position, and Kiev was on the rise and had a psychological advantage.
In response, the Ukrainian embassy in our country wrote: “The military aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine began almost 10 years ago, in February 2014. All previous attempts at a peaceful and diplomatic settlement with the signing of the Minsk Agreements-1 and Minsk Agreements-2, instead of fulfilling their main purpose, actually allowed Russia to prepare for a full-scale military invasion in Ukraine on February 24, 2022.”
Instead of peace and de-escalation as a result of the diplomatic understanding with the terrorist state, this period saw the outbreak of the worst and most destructive war in Europe since the Second World War. Sitting down at the table with an aggressor who comes with the aim of destroying, erasing Ukrainian statehood, committing systematic genocide against the Ukrainian people in front of the eyes of a civilized world in the XXI century, is an impossible option, the Ukrainian embassy in our country also writes.
“Until Russia returns to respecting the international legal order, until it withdraws its troops from the territory of Ukraine within the state and internationally recognized borders of 1991, there will be no peace in Europe.”
Calls for peace and negotiations do not yield results in the face of terrorists encouraged by the Russian political leadership to mass murder civilians. It is important to emphasize that the liberation and protection of sovereignty and territorial integrity is the duty of the state and its armed forces, which is defined in the constitution of every modern democratic state, added the mission of Ukraine in our country.
After almost hundreds of thousands of registered crimes in Ukraine as evidence before the International Criminal Court, after the violation of all norms of war, after nuclear blackmail, peace can and must be achieved exclusively and only under the conditions provided for in the peace formula of the President of Ukraine and supported by the international community.