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Bulgaria asks Russia for assistance in investigating explosions and expels a Russian diplomat

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The Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has declared another Russian diplomat a persona non grata. The news was reported by the ministry, adding that they also asked Russia to fully cooperate with the Bulgarian authorities in the investigation of the explosions in 4 Bulgarian arms depots in the past 10 years, the destruction of physical evidence in a fire and the poisoning of three Bulgarian citizens. The aim is identifying the perpetrators.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ekaterina Zaharieva has had a serious conversation with the Ambassador of Russia in Sofia Eleonora Mitrofanova. It was pointed out that Bulgaria wants equal and mutually beneficial relations with Russia, but it was stated that some public comments by Russian officials were completely inappropriate.

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