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Bulgaria expels a Russian and 2 Belarusian clerics accused of spying for Moscow

Sep. 21, 2023 11:23 AM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria is expelling one Russian and two Belarusian nationals for carrying out activities against Bulgaria’s national security and interests, authorities said on Thursday. The country’s agency for national security said in a press release that the three...

A Bulgarian businessman was shot dead in broad daylight in a suburb of Sofia

Aug. 16, 2023 10:28 AM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — A prominent Bulgarian businessman whose rollercoaster career reflected his country’s transition from communism to democracy was shot dead in broad daylight on Wednesday, police said. Police said that Alexey Petrov died on the spot after being shot by...

Bulgaria agrees to send heavy military equipment to Ukraine for the first time since the invasion

Jul. 22, 2023 07:19 AM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria has agreed to provide the Ukrainian army with some 100 armored personnel carriers, marking a turnaround in the NATO member's policy on sending military equipment to Kyiv following the appointment of a new, pro-Western government. Direct arms supplies...