Bulgaria will not expel Russian diplomats – political reactions

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov won a form of grudging praise from the opposition after the government decided against expelling Russian diplomats over the Skripal nerve agent poisoning case.

On March 30, Borissov’s own party reacted to the decision by saying that it was possible that the government could change its stance, if evidence emerged that Moscow was behind the attack in Salisbury in the UK on double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.

While the decision not to expel the Russian diplomats was reached after a special meeting of the Cabinet security council held a hearing of Boiko Kotsev, Bulgaria’s ambassador to Russia recalled three days earlier for consultations, attempts in the National Assembly to come up with an all-party declaration on March 30 failed.

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