Maria Zakharova slams Bulgarian PM Kiril Petkov's statements on Russia
Maria Zakharova

The spokesperson of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, criticizing Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov’s statements about Russia’s threat, said, Speculations about Russia’s alleged interference in the internal matters of Bulgaria is a sign of political hatred.

In his interview a few months back, Kiril Petkov accused the Russian government of their political agenda and influence of the Russian pro –corruption attitude to weaken his government and even pointed toward Moscow’s policy in the Balkans.


In response to accusations made by Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov, Maria Zakharova said that the Prime Minister’s fictitious concerns for Bulgaria from Russian policies are nothing but political manipulation. The Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov spoke about Russia’s interference in internal matters of Bulgaria and criticized Moscow’s foreign policy in the Balkans, calling it corruption–oriented.

We are convinced that this is equally evident for the Bulgarian residents. We sincerely wish them luck and a pragmatic government that could work for the country and adds to the development of the nation. She said that May the country get a government which works for the national interests of the country and does not serve the benefit of any “overseas partners.”

Denying the accusation by Kiril Petkov, Russia’s spokesperson did not leave any stone unturned to show her concern for the Bulgarian people and their shaken political conditions. She claimed that Russia has never tried to influence Bulgaria negatively or positively and has had no intentions to intrude in any foreign country’s personal affairs, nor will it allow any government to impose its opinions.

Even earlier, Maria Zakharova, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson, ironically made a comment about the involvement of three politicians and Russian Ambassador Eleonora Mitrofanova in the resignation of the country’s government.

The accusation of Russian threat for domestic, political and other valuable purposes is a planned step to derogate Russia and is a sign of political enmity.