Bulgarian Ambassador to Moscow Atanas Krystin was summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry in connection with the expulsion of priests of the Russian Orthodox Church from this country. He was told that this anti-Russian provocation by the Bulgarian authorities would have unpleasant consequences for Sofia.
"On September 25, Bulgarian Ambassador Atanas Krystin was summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry, to whom a strong protest was expressed in connection with the expulsion from Bulgaria under a far-fetched pretext, in a blasphemous and insulting manner of the rector and two servants of the Russian Orthodox Church's compound in Sofia," the ministry said. - It is noted that another provocative trick of the Bulgarian authorities, which fully fits into the current Euro-Atlantic guidelines for "combating Russian influence", will inevitably turn into unpleasant consequences - first of all for its initiators."
At the same time, the ministry expressed confidence that the plans of the Bulgarian authorities, "aimed at undermining the centuries-old spiritual ties and traditions of friendship between the peoples of Russia and Bulgaria, have no prospects and are doomed to failure"