There is a signal that Balkan Stream is part of Putin’s strategic plan to bypass Ukraine. This was confirmed by Interior Minister Ivan Demerdzhiev during the control blitz in parliament.
He was asked by DB co-chairman and deputy head of parliament Atanas Atanasov about a facsimile published in the media of a weekly report by DANS years ago, before the construction of the Balkan Stream started, which stressed that “even in at that moment the Bulgarian services warned the then prime minister that the construction of the Balkan Stream was part of Putin’s strategic plan to bypass Ukraine”.
The Ministry of the Interior has received a signal with similar content from the civil association “Boets”. You describe circumstances very similar to those you have presented here, the interior minister confirmed. And he explained that since these were matters of national security, the Ministry of the Interior forwarded the report within the competence of the National Security Agency and the competent Public Prosecutor’s Office. We expect consideration and action on the signal, Demerdzhiev said.
The prosecutor’s office immediately denounced itself and began to check where this information leaked from, which means that this is a real case, Atanasov explained. These data indicate that a crime has been committed against the Bulgarian side, he added.