The Sofia Weekly: Georgia has officially asked Sofia to provide humanitarian aid, which includes vital medicine, medical equipment and plastic body bags, Bulgaria's Deputy Foreign Minister Milen Keremedchiev announced on Tuesday. The actual amount of the aid is to be discussed during a meeting of Bulgaria's PM Sergey Stanishev with Georgia's Ambassador to Bulgaria Mikheil Ukleba.
"The conflict in South Ossetia poses no direct threat for Bulgaria's national security," a statement issued by the president's press service after the meeting reads. "Bulgaria supports the efforts of the French Presidency of the European Union to end the military conflict. Bulgaria's institutions state that the military actions must be stopped and a peaceful solution sought after," the statement reads further.