Delyan Peevski: There is not a single true fact

I have never been involved in corruption, says former MRF lawmaker in a statement to the media

“I have done nothing to violate internationally recognised human rights, I am not a civil servant and I have never participated in acts of corruption; the arguments disclosed in justification of the imposed sanctions contain not a single true fact,” reads a statement that former MRF lawmaker Delyan Peevski has released to the media.

It addresses a decision announced earlier by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the US Treasury Department to impose sanctions on three Bulgarian citizens - Vasil Bozhkov, Delyan Peevski and Ilko Zhelyazkov (See here).

The following is Delyan Peevski's statement in full:

In connection to the US including my name on the sanctions list, I would like to state that I view such an act as absolutely unacceptable, biased and not in the spirit or the letter of the applied law. And that is because I have done nothing to violate internationally recognised human rights, I am not a civil servant and I have never participated in acts of corruption; the arguments disclosed in justification of the imposed sanctions contain not a single true fact.

At the same time, I am aware that the considerable financial and political resources invested by a media oligarch and privatisation mogul who flaunts his contacts in high places, which he uses against his opponents, have contributed to me getting discredited. Information about this plot has appeared in his media outlets for a long time, so what happened today was no surprise to me.

I have informed my lawyers in the US and I will be taking all measures provided under the law to fight this act.

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