Open letterEuropost , Sofia
To the attention of the European Commission
To the attention of the European Parliament
To the attention of Her Excellency Herro Mustafa, US Ambassador to Bulgaria
To the attention of His Excellency Christoph Eichhorn, Ambassador of Germany to Bulgaria
To the attention of His Excellency Florence Robine, Ambassador of France to Bulgaria
To the attention of the European Commission in Bulgaria
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,
We are sending the current petition on behalf of the thousands of Bulgarian citizens who are anxious about the coup attempts against the legitimately elected government in Bulgaria, which is carried out with the support of the Bulgarian President, Rumen Radev, installed – allegedly - with the intervention of the Kremlin lobby in our country, as well as with a direct proposal on behalf of GRU General Leonid Reshetnikov, as well as a number of accused and indicted oligarchs, prosecuted by the state prosecution of the Republic of Bulgaria.
Data on these facts was officially presented by the Bulgarian Prosecutor's Office supported by written and other evidence, as well as clarified in detail in an official 25-page letter of the state prosecution, which was sent to the European Commission.
Please consider the following facts proving the growing coup implemented in Bulgaria, which is supported – unfortunately - by Bulgarian MEPs who were elected by the same Kremlin lobby from the Bulgarian Socialist Party, which is a successor of the Communist Party in Bulgaria:
President Rumen Radev called for street protests and riots against the government on the next day after the Prosecutor's Office, with the permission of a Bulgarian judge from the independent judiciary, went into to the office of the president's Security and Defence Adviser to seize evidence of espionage in favour of Russia. Then it found guilty of espionage that same advisor - Iliya Milushev, who was taken for questioning to the Military Prosecutor Office. A little later, it became clear that documents concerning national security had been discovered in his office, which had been handed over to other people in a secret residence in Sofia. Since then, an investigation has been under way.
Later, information became public that the investigation was related to the release of data on the modernisation of the Bulgarian army with American F-16 fighter aircraft, which are in service also with NATO. Until now, investigators have neither denied nor confirmed this fact.
Rumen Radev then visited the privately-held weapons manufacturer EMCO connected to Emiliyan Gebrev, who has ties to the bankrupt banker Tsvetan Vassilev, accused of CorpBank bankruptcy and the draining of BGN 3.5bn from it. A few days ago, the State Agency for National Security and the Prosecutor's Office demanded, on collected evidence, the expulsion of the two Russian diplomats who were collecting unregulated information about the deal with the new F-16 fighter jet, as well as about the intention of our country to buy combat drones. The frequent incidents in Bulgarian military factories were also recalled. The Prosecutor's Office announced that information has being collected, which constitute a state secret, in order to be disclosed to a foreign state or foreign organisation. For this reason, they were in contact with Bulgarian citizens who had access to information related to the country's military-industrial complex.
Earlier, President Rumen Radev declared open war to the government and announced that he was losing confidence in it. This happened on the day when Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev asked Bulgaria’s Constitutional Court for interpretation of the parameters of the president’s immunity, as well as the ways and time he could be investigated. This happened soon after Radev tried to pass censure on the election of Ivan Geshev as Prosecutor General.
As diplomats, you know that in his presidential capacity, Rumen Radev has access to classified information, as evidenced by the actions of Milushev, who is under investigation. There is reasons to assume that he knew about the investigation against his advisers, and probably against him, for espionage by the Prosecutor's Office, and that this could be the reason for passing censure on the election, and subsequently to announcing that he was losing his confidence in the public prosecution and the legitimate government.
The fact that another adviser to President Radev has been accused and investigated for lobbying and ties to big businessmen is of additional concern - namely the brothers Plamen and Atanas Bobokovi, under whose pressure, as it became clear from the evidence, Radev was appointing ambassadors. The same investigation revealed that there had been attempts to grant Bulgarian citizenship to a Russian citizen, as well as to thwart investigation of a Bulgarian citizen involved in schemes with Russian businessmen. Plamen Bobokov was accused of having a direct relationship with another indicted Bulgarian businessman - with 19 charges - Vasil Bozhkov. For the latter, concrete evidence was revealed by the Prosecutor's Office for direct intervention in the organisation of the street incidents in question, aiming at a coup against the legitimate government, a coup for which Rumen Radev also called for. Radev appeared in person at these incidents several times, while it was revealed that Vasil Bozhkov collaborated, arranging them with an MP from the group of the opposition pro-Russian party BSP, which is the successor of the Bulgarian Communist Party.
Two MEPs are also actively involved in the attacks against the legitimate government in Bulgaria, and their family history is also linked to the Kremlin and Russia’s intelligence services, as their parents belonged to them, while data and documents about this fact have also been repeatedly reported by Bulgarian media and politicians – namely these two MEPs are Elena Yoncheva and Ivo Hristov. They were part of Rumen Radev's team and were later sent to the EP with the votes of BSP.
Elena Yoncheva is also accused of money laundering carried out through Tsvetan Vassilev's bankrupt bank - CorpBank using an offshore company, for which the Bulgarian Prosecutor's Office has sent data to the EP and has requested the lifting of her immunity. There are also many facts about the connections of the defendant Tsvetan Vassilev with the Russian services and specifically with the notorious Russian businessman Konstantin Malofeev who, at the request of the Bulgarian Prosecutor’s Office is under investigation for Russian intervention in Bulgarian politics and espionage, and who was banned from entering our country. In the same investigation, the US intervened by declaring a Bulgarian judge persona non-grata, who had released from arrest the Bulgarian citizen Nikolay Malinov, investigated into espionage and links with Malofeev, and who travelled to Moscow to receive personally a medal from the Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, we ask you to take a stand on the facts presented in this petition and to protect the democracy in Bulgaria from intervention of third parties and their agents in Bulgaria. Among whom, as there are reasonable doubts, can be suspected these pointed Bulgarian MEPs, representatives of the opposition in the Bulgarian Parliament, advisers to the President Rumen Radev, as well as the President himself.