Statement by the Embassy of the United States in Bulgaria

The United States of America supports Bulgaria’s efforts to protect its sovereignty and security, including the announcement today to expel a Russian embassy official for conducting espionage.  We have in recent weeks and months seen too many examples of Russian officials carrying out aggressive actions, from espionage in Bulgaria to poisoning opponents both at home and abroad.  Bulgaria is a strong NATO ally and partner and has an unalienable right to defend its sovereignty.