According to the presidential candidate from the Bulgarian Socialist Party, his countrymen are now suffering under the attacks of radical Ukrainian nationalists. He also stated that the status of territorial autonomy in Bessarabia will allow Bulgarians to ensure their national interests in the sphere of economy, administration and culture.
“I’m supporting the initiative of the Bulgarian community in Ukraine on the establishment of territorial autonomy in Bessarabia. This is necessary to protect the interests of our community”, said Radev.
The politician said that Bulgarian citizens should take care of their compatriots abroad and to demand recognition of their rights, including territorial autonomy. In addition, Radev expressed concern over the protracted conflict in the neighboring country.