Bulgarian Foreign Minister Nikolai Melkov said they are facing an “unprecedented increase” in hybrid attacks coming from Russia.
Melkov spoke at the conference “Hybrid Activities of Russia” organized by the NGO “Sofia Security Forum”.
“There is an unprecedented hybrid attack from Russia against the stability of Bulgaria, against our democratic values and processes,” Melkov said. Use the phrase.
Pointing out that the ongoing Russian-Ukrainian war near the Bulgarian border violated the international legal order, Melkov said: “This war dealt a blow to the international security structure and affected the general political system of many countries, including Bulgaria. Russia is trying to destabilize our societies using all its equipment.” Hybrid attacks, with virtual actions in the energy and food sector, through sensitive technologies and increased publicity. He said.
Reaction to the position of the Russian ambassador
Minister Melkov also referred to the support given by the Russian Ambassador to Sofia, Eleonora Mitrofanova, to the pro-Russian Vizrajdan (Rebirth) party represented in the Bulgarian parliament.
“If I were a Bulgarian citizen, I would have voted (for Rebirth leader) Kustdin Kustdinov, who I can understand, rather than not vote for anyone in the last election,” Mitrofanova said on her YouTube channel. He said.
Melkov noted that they described Mitrofanova’s statement as a violation of the Vienna Convention and an attempt to interfere in the country’s internal affairs.
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