Vitalii Moskalenko, the Ukrainian ambassador in Bulgaria, stated that her wife luckily survived the Russian missile attacks in Kyiv in response to the Crimean bridge attack. He emphasizes that he was happy and very thankful to God that her wife was alive, who was in Kyiv from the last days. He said, ” the rocket fell almost 500 meters from our home situated in the central part of the capital. We have two neighbours who lost their lives in a vicious missile attack on innocent people in Kyiv. My wife was late to leave home, which is why she survived”.
Moskalenko also claims that the attacks were planned to be conducted on October 3-4, before the Crimean bridge incident. Their main objective is to target densely populated areas for massive collateral damage. He added that Russia had committed another war crime. Since the beginning of the war, Russia has committed countless war crimes against Ukraine, resulting in deaths of innocent Ukrainian people. He urged the EU to apply more sanctions on Russia and other major countries to help Ukraine during these crises.
After the Crimean bridge attack, Vladimir Putin said that “there will be harsh responses. Russian investigation services also accused Bulgaria as they doubted the involvement of Bulgaria in this attack. Boyko Borissov excessively criticized this statement suggesting that Russian investigators should be more interested in discovering who caused the explosion instead of encountering its path. Moskalenko also supported the GERB’s leader’s assertion that there is no Bulgarian trace at the blown-up Crimean bridge.
Moskalenko expressed his expectation that Bulgaria’s newly elected government would support providing military assistance to Ukraine. The ambassador said, “Machine guns and ammunition are what Bulgaria can contribute to Ukraine. Their contribution can assist the Ukrainian military to take back the regions occupied by Russian forces”.