Prosecutors question PM Borissov over ‘permission’ for Russian flights

Prosecutors question PM Borissov over ‘permission’ for Russian flights

Sofia, October 19, 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

Bulgaria’s Supreme Cassation Prosecution questioned Prime Minister Boiko Borissov in connection with a complaint filed by the Protest Network about his statement in September that he had not prevented a Russian non-humanitarian military flight to overfly Bulgaria on its way to Syria.

The 90-minute questioning on October 19 followed the Protest Network, which was founded at the time of the 2013/14 protests against the “Oresharski” cabinet, alleging that Borissov, by allowing the flight, had committed treason and in speaking about the matter publicly, had disclosed a state secret.

The Protest Network’s move followed reported remarks by Borissov at a September 13 meeting of his centre-right GERB party, the majority partner in the current cabinet.