Are Russian interests behind the decision of the Bulgarian president to withdraw his trust from the government?
Bulgarian President Rumen Radev wiped out trust from Boyko Borisov’s government, claiming that reforms are not being done enough, there is no fight against corruption, the rule of law is disappearing, and people are living on the brink of poverty.
In the words of President Rumen Radev, there is probably a great deal of truth and reason to think. The problem is that at least he has the right to make such criticisms. Radev’s trust was removed after his secret conversations with another Bulgarian general were revealed, agreeing on how to conceal documents. In this way, the head of state clearly demonstrated how the rule of law is being broken. His actions are also seen as an attempt to destabilize the country before joining the eurozone and adopting the euro. Such behavior would only serve Russian interests. A third year after taking office, Radev is accepted as a Kremlin and Putin man. He acknowledged Crimea as Russian, insists on the EU and NATO forums to lift sanctions on Russia. He tried, through an official government, to negotiate a bargain with Swedish Gripen planes under ambiguous conditions instead of NATO-compatible F-16s. The Bulgarian president is silent about the expelled Russian spies and the wanted Russians who tried to kill two Bulgarian citizens. Radev is also the first president of country associated with the EU and NATO who announced that he will be with Putin at Red Square for the May 9th parade.