: Russia must adhere to international order - Bulgarian President

15:58 Apr. 18, 2016

Russia must adhere to international order - Bulgarian President

Bulgaria's President Rosen Plevneliev addresses the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly, at UN Headquarters, Sept. 30, 2015. (AP Photo)

Bulgaria's Plevneliev and Poland's Duda voice support for Ukraine at a joint briefing

"Sooner or later Russia has to return to the framework of the international legal order," Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev said speaking at a joint briefing with his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda, who is on an official visit to Sofia, Bulgaria's FOCUS News Agency reports.

Plevneliev mentioned, "incidents, dangerously close flights of the Russian aviation" in the Baltic Sea and in other regions, saying "unpredictability" of Russia's actions is concerning.

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Plevneliev stated both Poland and Bulgaria support Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity. He also reminded the two countries were among the first to condemn the Russian aggression and its annexation of the Crimean peninsula.

"To me, even the occupation of Crimea goes beyond my imagination, being a democrat and a president, speaking of a country that is a member of the UN Security Council," the Bulgarian President said.

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"When it acts this way – unpredictably and in violation of international norms, we have to assume some great responsibility. Our responsibility should not be led by the interests and unscrupulousness but by the positions of principles and values. Sooner or later Russia has to return the policy of referring to predictable actions, dialogue, and cooperation, within the framework of the international legal order," he added.

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