Statement from the United States Mission to Bulgaria

The U.S. Embassy to Bulgaria is saddened and troubled to see the display of intolerance represented by the Lukov March.  General Hristo Lukov was a Nazi supporter who promoted hate and injustice, and is not someone deserving of veneration.

We reiterate our appreciation for the dedicated efforts of the Government of Bulgaria and Sofia Mayor Fandakova to denounce the march and to call on all Bulgarians to unite around the positive examples from their shared history.  While the Embassy fully supports the democratic principle of free speech, we also join the chorus of voices condemning hate and intolerance.