Bulgaria to revise controversial document for Nato summit naming Russia as threat

Bulgaria’s caretaker government has withdrawn a draft document on a proposed vision for the development of the country in Nato after controversy erupted over a reference to a “new hybrid warfare” being conducted by Russia as a threat to Bulgaria’s national security.

The document was posted on the website of Bulgaria’s Defence Ministry on August 25, ahead of Bulgaria’s participation as a Nato member state in the alliance’s Wales summit in September, and identified “new hybrid warfare, combining conventional methods with the techniques of guerrilla, cyber and information warfare” being conducted by the Kremlin as a major threat to Bulgaria.

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(Photo of caretaker Defence Minister Velizar Shalamanov: Bulgarian Defence Ministry)