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"I am 100 percent sure that Russian agents are behind the explosion in my warehouse," Bulgarian arms dealer Emilian Gebrev told the Guardian, BTA reported.

Gebrev told the British publication that Sunday's explosion was another attack on him by agents of the Russian military intelligence GRU.

"There is no way this was an accident, there was nothing in the building that would explode without outside intervention," the Bulgarian arms dealer, who is believed to have been poisoned with a nerve agent in 2015, told the Guardian in a telephone interview a substance from the "Novichok" group.

Gebrev to the Guardian: 100% Russian agents are behind the explosion in my warehouse



Among most of the 10 incidents of ammunition explosions in our country, the presence of Russian citizens has been proven.

They were present at the time of or were complicit in explosions in other countries, in particular the Czech Republic.

It has been proven that they were present and probably participated in the poisoning of Skripal (Sergei Skripal, former Russian military intelligence officer - b.b.) in Great Britain".

This was stated by the expert and former Minister of Defense Boyko Noev to BTV.

Boyko Noev revealed: Russians have always been present in explosions in our country


"We did not stop the gas supply.

He stopped because Russia started its aggressive and unprovoked war against Ukraine."

According to him, "Prime Minister-President Radev" will try to change the geopolitical orientation of the country.

“This is going to be quiet.

His main idea is to gradually erode the trust of Bulgarians in democracy as a good system of government, especially considering that we are a democracy in its infancy - we do not have the reflex to understand that democracy is made by us and we grow it. .

Experts: Radev's idea is to erode trust in democracy


The US has deployed an aircraft carrier and warships around Taiwan


Beijing planes fly along the border in the Taiwan Strait


Taiwan is preparing its bomb shelters as rising tensions with China and Russia's incursion into Ukraine raise new fears of a possible Chinese attack on the democratic island, newsgossip24 reports.

China considers Taiwan its territory and has increased its military activity in the air and sea around it.

Taiwan vows to defend itself and has made strengthening its defenses a priority, holding regular military and civilian exercises.

Taiwan prepares its bomb shelters


Radev introduced the cabinet and warned: The risk of the war covering new territories is real


Andrzej Duda: Russia is a danger to Europe


The leader of the al-Qaeda terrorist network, Ayman al-Zawahiri, was killed in Afghanistan in a drone attack carried out by the United States, American media reported, cited by world agencies.

According to a Reuters source, the operation was conducted by the CIA in the capital Kabul, BTA informs.

It is the biggest blow to al-Qaeda since the killing of its founder, Osama bin Laden, in 2011.

Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has been killed


"On my order on Saturday, the United States conducted a successful airstrike in Kabul, Afghanistan, in which the emir of al-Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri, was killed," Biden said in a brief speech delivered by the White House, BTA reported.

Biden: I ordered the assassination of Zawahiri



Only Mitkoski is against the EU, together with his partner Dimitar Apasiev, who is walking the streets of a neighboring country for Ilinden.

It is an anti-EU company that protects foreign interests.

North Macedonia has started negotiations with the EU and there will be no turning back, nor turning left or right from the European path, at least in the east," SDSM wrote.

SDSM: The people are "for", only Mickoski is against the EU