Category Archives: Bulgaria

U.S. ‘Deeply Concerned’ After Bulgarian President Refers To Crimea As ‘Russian’

Herro Mustafa, the U.S. ambassador to Bulgaria (file photo)

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Crimea is Russian, sanctions against Russia are ineffective, – Bulgarian President

The ambassador was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine because of the statement of the Bulgarian president During a debate with his main opponent in the presidential election, Anastas Gerdzhikov, Bulgarian President Rumen Radev said he considered annexed Crimea to be Russian territory and that sanctions against Russia were ineffective, Svobodna Evropa reports. “[Crimea] is Russian now.

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Spy wars: Bulgaria expels Russian diplomat, third time this year

23:45, 18.12.20 – UNIAN The Russian is believed to have been engaged in military intelligence gathering, including on the U.S. troops deployed in the country during exercises. Bulgaria’s foreign ministry has declared a Russian diplomat persona non grata, giving him 72 hours to leave country over what’s reported as actions incompatible with his diplomatic status. That’s according to European Pravda citing a

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NATO forces return to the Black Sea

21:53, 14 July 2020 – UNIAN Apart from conducting maritime security patrols in international waters, the two exercises will help enhance interoperability between Allies and regional partners. Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) and Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG2) units have entered the Black Sea for the second time this year to conduct further routine operations, and to

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Moscow orchestrates controversy between Bulgaria and Ukraine to weaken Kyiv

Article by: Paul Goble Last week (May 20), pro-Russian legislative deputies in Bulgaria and pro-Moscow ethnic-Bulgarian politicians in Ukraine protested a decision by the Ukrainian government to redraw administrative borders in Odesa Oblast. The Kremlin-leaning ethnic-Bulgarians who expressed their objection said the move was intended to divide their more-than-200,000-strong community in that region and eliminate the possibility that they would be able

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Ten top diplomats on 75th anniversary of WW2 end warn against efforts to falsify, manipulate history

23:15, 07 May 2020 The future should be based on the facts of history and justice for the victims of totalitarian regimes, the statement says. Manipulating the historical events that led to World War 2 and to the division of Europe in its aftermath is a “regrettable effort to falsify history”, says a joint statement by the U. S. Secretary

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Bulgaria Charges 3 Russians Over Poisoning Possibly Linked to Skripal Case

Bulgarian prosecutors have charged three Russians with the attempted murder of three men whose poisoning is being investigated by Sofia for possible links with the 2018 nerve-agent attack on ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal. The prosecutors did not name the three Russians, but said European arrest warrants had been issued and that they would seek their extradition to Bulgaria. The three are accused

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Bulgaria Condemns Russian Exhibit Lauding WWII “Liberation” of Eastern Europe

Bulgaria lambasted a World War Two exhibition organized by the Russian Embassy marking “the liberation of Eastern Europe from Nazism,” saying the region had instead being subjected to a half century of repression by “Soviet army bayonets.” In a statement, the Foreign Ministry of Bulgaria — which for decades a Soviet satellite in Eastern Europe but now a Westernised democracy — urged

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