The Russian government is seeking clarification tonight after cargo aircraft which they reported to be carrying humanitarian aid were refused access to Bulgarian airspace, with the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry claiming unspecified “information” that Russia was lying about the cargo.
The move comes a day after the US confirmed asking neighboring Greece to block access to all Russian aid flights. Greece confirmed the request but said they hadn’t made any decisions on whether to accept the US request. Bulgarian officials didn’t say if the US asked them about the matter.
Russian officials expressed concerns about the possibility that the US was getting nations to block their aid flights, saying it raises questions about those nations exercising their sovereignty by making decisions about airspace if they are just following US orders.
Russian Deputy FM Mikhail Bogdanov insisted they’d never had problems getting aid flights through Bulgarian airspace before, and encouraged Bulgarian officials to contact them if they had any doubts about the legitimacy of the cargo on those flights instead of just banning them outright.
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Now we'll learn what other governments are in America's pocket.
As well as how much of my tax dollars are being used to bribe these poodles.
you can't really blame tiny weak countries folding under pressure. these "request" most likely came in the form of threats.
with 7 million people they are smaller than israel and have the fastest shrinking population in the world(aside for the countries with all the refugees i assume)
Few days ago USG asked Greece to do what Bulgaria is doing, I wonder if the Greece said no to the idea so USG turned to Bulgarian but this time demanding it.
The US is going to ask everyone they think might have airspace that Russia uses. Not one country or the other.
As Paul Craig Roberts said the other day, Washington is evil incarnate.
what if Russia should retaliate Russia has more air space than any other country
Hence why the NSA spied on all these vassal state clients in Europe…BLACKMAIL.
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