Budanov visits Bulgaria

8 August, 10:00 PM
Venelin Venev and Kyrylo Budanov (Photo:Bgnes)

Venelin Venev and Kyrylo Budanov (Photo:Bgnes)

Leading a delegation of Ukrainian officials, Military Intelligence chief Kyrylo Budanov made a visit to Bulgaria, Bulgarian news agency BGNES reported on Aug. 8.

According to the report, the delegation held meetings with Bulgarian Defense Minister Todor Tagarev and the head of the country’s Military Intelligence Service, Venelin Venov.

“During the negotiations, the state of regional and international security, the prospects for the development of the situation, and other topics of mutual interest were discussed,” Bulgarian Defense Ministry said in a statement.

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“The Bulgarian side raised and clarified the issue of the Myrotvorets website.”

Myrotvorets is an activist website that publishes a list of individuals, including foreign nationals, who are considered “enemies of Ukraine.” It has been running since 2014, and over the years several countries have objected to some of their citizens being listed there as tools of Russian foreign policy.

The ministry further "emphasized the productivity of the negotiations and expressed satisfaction with the level of bilateral cooperation."

The Bulgarian side did not disclose the timing of the visit. However, at the end of last week, local TV channel bTV published an interview with Venov, where he talked about cooperation between Kyiv and Sofia in the field of armaments.

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