Chairman of Russophiles Movement Nikolay Malinov charged with espionage

Press conference of Bulgaria's Prosecutor's Office
Photo: BGNES

The Chairman of Russophiles Movement Nikolay Malinov was indicted in espionage, Bulgaria’s Prosecutor General Sotir Tsatsarov announced. Malinov was released on EUR 25,000 bail . 11 searches have been made by the competent authorities, which seized phones and documents, including a report prepared by Malinov on the geostrategic reorientation of Bulgaria towards Russia. The authorities established a money-laundering scheme by Russian non-governmental organizations in the course of investigation. The State Agency for National Security issued a ten-year entry ban to the former director of the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies Leonid Reshetnikov in the same investigation. Bulgaria’s President Rumen Radev commented that the charge of espionage is extremely grave and that he expects the investigation to present indisputable facts. 


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