Radev again criticises Ukraine
President Radev today repeated his criticism of Ukraine and those states - including Bulgaria - that have supplied weapons to the invaded country. "Sending military aid to Ukraine does not increase Bulgaria's security. It is exactly the contrary. The war will only be prolonged," he said. His comments followed Ukrainian president Zelenky's visit to Sofia last week.
"This conflict is deepening, the casualties are increasing, the more weapons it absorbs, the more dead people there will be. Ukraine insists on fighting this war, which is paid from all over Europe. This war has many dimensions, not only military, but also economic, social, political. It is a threat and a risk for the whole of Europe," added Radev, who has consistently opposed helping Kyiv.
On February 25, 2022, the day after the invasion, Radev stated that it was clear that Russia would win the war and has repeatedly called for the government to reconsider its position.
Migrants influx culminates
More than 300 migrants have been detained in Bulgaria over the course of just one day according to data from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Prosecutor's Office.
Deputy Chief Prosecutor Maria Pavlova said that 19 new court cases have begun. "It is important for us that the migrants are not only caught and returned, but that the organizers of these groups, who often operate not only in Bulgaria, are detained," said Pavlova.
On Thursday, July 13, 40 people were caught in a tanker, and on Friday, July 14, 70 people were detained in a truck on the Trakia highway. According to the director of the General Directorate of Organized Crime, the service is monitoring 59 criminal groups with more than 250 participants.
New football stadium in Sofia
Sofia municipal council has launched a project to build a new stadium of CSKA SOFIA. The private investment is estimated at BGN 90 million, but has proved very controversial because the land belongs to the state. The stadium is situated in the middle of Sofia - Borisova Gradina.
Covering 40 decares of the park, the construction envisages new event halls, a restaurant, a children's section and kiosks. The project would mark the first renovation of a football stadium in the capital in several decades. Next year is the deadline for the building to begin.