Minister of foreign Affairs of Bulgaria Daniel Mitov considers the construction of gas interconnectors with neighbouring countries only method of diversification of gas supplies to the country against the background of the Ukrainian fall.
now Bulgaria buys more than 85% of its gas from Russia. As pointed out, the only oil company in Bulgaria is controlled company "LUKOIL" and the nuclear industry is working on Russian fuel. Bulgaria Also had become one of the main customers of gas through the South stream, the construction of which was cancelled on 1 December 2014 for the position of the European Union.
"There is no alternative. We must be interconnected, we should be diversification of supply " - quoted by Reuters message the Minister of foreign Affairs of Bulgaria Daniel Mitova. First, the Bulgarian authorities have discussed with the Commission the construction of gas interconnectors with neighbouring countries, such as Romania and Greece, to be able to supply gas to Bulgaria.
explaining the issue of introducing new penalties regarding Russia, Mitov said that " nourishes hope for a political solution of the conflict." But of course We are ready to respond accordingly, if an agreement (ceasefire) will be broken, " the Minister added.
in Minsk, 12 February ended dialogues "channel four" with the participation of the President of the French Republic Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian colleagues Poroshenko. The contact group on the settlement of the situation in Ukraine has adopted a document on the complex of measures on execution of the Minsk agreements, involving, for example, a cease-fire in the Donbass with fifteen February, the withdrawal of heavy weapons and the development of a security zone.
The Minister also said that Sofia plans to invest in the area of Ukrainian conflict convoy of humanitarian aid to ethnic Bulgarians, but the timing of sending depend on the security in the area. Before the Russian authorities have already sent in Donbass thirteen convoys with humanitarian aid. In addition, the products, Lekarstva and medical supplies and building materials to the East of Ukraine has taken the UN.