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Bulgaria expects new Russian sabotage to foil arms supplies to Ukraine

Nov 19, 2023

Emilian Gebrev, the owner of the Bulgarian arms company Emco, has expressed concern about possible repeated Russian sabotage aimed at disrupting military aid to Ukraine.


RBC-Ukraine reports this with reference to the Financial Times.

According to him, the Russians have repeatedly attacked the factories and warehouses of his company, which is involved in the arms supply chain to Ukraine. To stop such actions, it is necessary to take measures at the level of the country and NATO, Gebreve believes.

The businessman also noted that not a single Russian operative has been detained after the attempted assassination in 2015 and the attacks on the company's facilities in 2021 and 2022.

"There has been no result in any of the more than a dozen cases related to Russian terrorist acts and the spy network in Bulgaria. All investigations have either been suspended or deadlocked, and not a single case has been brought to court," the businessman said.

The publication also notes that about 40% of bullets and shells used by Ukraine are produced in Bulgaria.

"Russians are very interested in our facilities and people, how they are serviced. The question is how the Bulgarian authorities will be able to protect the industry and individuals, the owners of the industry. Failed investigations and destroyed evidence are a problem," a Bulgarian official said on condition of anonymity.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 20/11/2023

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