“We all noted and highly praised the great effort Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogerini put in negotiations in Minsk”, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said during his participation in the extraordinary meeting of the European Council in Brussels. The Prime Minister noted that the agreement signed today was fragile and difficult to achieve. He went on to say that it would take effect from Sunday, and in the meantime military actions could continue, resulting in new casualties. “All we are cautiously optimistic. It largely depends on Russian President Vladimir Putin, on the commitment he had made. Knowing the leaders, I truly hope that they will keep their word. For if this fragile peace collapses, no one will negotiate further. Everyone hopes that a peaceful solution will be found,” the Prime Minister said. The work of Bulgarian State and authorities regarding the bombing at Sarafovo airport, as well as Bulgaria’s support to French authorities, had been noted within discussions during the meeting, the Prime Minister pointed out. Discussed were also the enormous security challenges that countries face.