The decision of the Bulgarian government to ban the flight of the plane carrying Maria Zakharova, the official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, over the country’s territory was taken by pro-American politicians. About this on TV channel “Russia 24” the representative of the foreign policy department himself said.
The diplomat noted that he had already discussed this situation with many citizens of the foreign republic. He spoke mainly to local journalists and public figures.
“They’re all shocked that their politicians (I guess they’re not even politicians, they’re the drivers of American thought) have once again done something crazy. Because this is beyond logic, beyond common sense, beyond both international and domestic law,” Zakharova said.
In his opinion, Sofia’s actions are “ridiculous”. The diplomat emphasized that he did not understand the ban on anyone boarding a plane that does not intend to land on the territory of the republic and flies to another country.
On the night of November 30, in the capital of North Macedonia, where the meeting of foreign ministers of the member states of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) was held, reached Head of the Russian Foreign Ministry Sergei Lavrov. His plane was supposed to fly in Bulgarian airspace, but the route was changed at the last minute.
According to TASS, the minister’s plane flew over the territory of Türkiye and Greece. The reason for this decision was that Bulgaria would not allow the plane to pass if Zakharova was on board.
Previously in the Kremlin Reacted Bulgarian authorities did not allow the passage of a plane carrying the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry.
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