Declaration of Premier Radoslavoff in the Bulgarian Sobranje, December 30, 1916

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Declaration of Premier Radoslavoff in the Bulgarian Sobranje, December 30, 19161

     I can assure you that Bulgaria's work has been brought to a success-
ful conclusion. To those who assert that we are asking too much I
reply that we are no Chauvinists, but that we are aware of the aspira-
tions of the Bulgarian people. You know from the Royal Manifesto
issued when war was declared what Bulgarian aspirations are. I am
not obliged to reply to each speaker individually.
     [Dr. Radoslavoff declared that the peace proposals had been received
with enthusiasm in neutral countries. Besides Switzerland and the
Scandinavian countries, he understood that Holland and Spain were
preparing to support the démarche of President Wilson. Bulgaria's
alliance with the Central Empires and Turkey had not weakened.
They were ready to conclude peace because they wished to see an
end of war. They would make concessions in the name of humanity
and for the welfare of all nations.]


1The Times, London, January 2, 1917.