SOFIA (Reuters) – Bulgaria’s prosecutors said on Wednesday that a Russian diplomat was involved in alleged espionage in the country and that they had informed the foreign ministry.
Prosecutors also said a Bulgarian reserve general was being investigated for handing out information considered state secrets to the Russian diplomat. They did not provide details of the timing of the events.
Since 2019, the European Union and NATO member Bulgaria has expelled eight Russian diplomats for suspected spying.
(Reporting by Tsvetelia Tsolova; Editing by Bernadette Baum)