The WSJ learned about the recommendations from the Kremlin to the President of Bulgaria during the elections


During the presidential campaign of 2016, Russia has sent to the Bulgarian socialist party’s 30-page “secret strategic document” with recommendations that could help their candidate Romano Radio to win the election. About this The Wall Street Journal said five current and former Bulgarian officials.

The publication notes that the security service of Bulgaria intercepted a 30-page dossier, which, in particular, politicians are advised to use false facts in the news, and spread an inflated opinion polls. The document, according to the interviewees, is related to the Kremlin, and was delivered the socialist party of the Republic under US sanctions former Russian spy.

The newspaper cited former Russian spy, the General-the Lieutenant of service of external investigation of Russia Leonid Reshetnikov, who in an interview admitted that he actually met with the head of the socialist party. Information about the “secret strategic document” he denied. “Somebody made up” — leads edition of the words of Marley.

Information about how did Sam Radev about the existence of this document, no. The Bulgarian socialist party and the Russian foreign Ministry comment on the fact that the transfer of the special dossier refused.

Election of the President of Bulgaria took place in November 2016. The results of the voting, they won the candidate of the socialist party, former commander of the national air force General rumen Radev, who is his main opponent from the center-right party Tsetska Tsacheva was accused of having links with Russia. Radev intentions to change the country’s foreign policy and its alleged connections with Moscow were rejected.

In the Kremlin, in turn, said that Russia respects the choice of the “Bulgarian people.” Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov also commented on the rating of candidates as “Pro”. “Of course, we want to mention some of the statements that indicate a willingness to work towards the normalization of relations with other countries, including ours,” he said. In addition, Russia has repeatedly denied accusations from Western countries in its attempts to influence the outcome of elections in the United States and in European countries. At the meeting with gossekretar USA Rex Tillerson in mid-February, foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stressed that Russia does not interfere in the internal Affairs of foreign States.

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