The headlines for the day until 13.00,
on August 9

The need to continue security assistance to Ukraine from allies and partners. This was discussed by Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Mariya Gabriel and US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken in a telephone conversation.

Mariya Gabriel talks with US Secretary of State about aid to Ukraine


"In connection with the current situation, I resign and as a Member of Parliament in the 49th National Assembly, I leave the GERB party and politics," said MP Vezhdi Rashidov.

On Monday, the lawmaker's statement caused great public outrage amid protests against domestic violence and in support of the 18-year-old girl from Stara Zagora, mutilated with a mock knife by her boyfriend.

Vezhdi Rashidov leaves the National Assembly, GERB and politics


Immediately after his resignation, bTV contacted Rashidov, who said: "I'm a little on vacation. I don't want to talk."

GERB officially declined to comment. Rashidov's PR player Radka Petrova announced for bTV that "he will deal with what he is known for all over the world – with art."

Vezhdi Rashidov, after announcing that he is leaving parliament: I am a little on vacation. I don't want to talk


The Stara Zagora District Court permanently detained Georgi Nikolaev, accused of assaulting 18-year-old Deborah from Stara Zagora and threatening to kill her.

The decision is final. The court's ruling upheld the decision of the lower court.

Final: The court in Stara Zagora permanently detained Georgi Nikolaev


Today, the Ministry of Energy and the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works published the long-awaited plans for territorial development of Stara Zagora, Pernik and Kyustendil. This was stated by Prime Minister Acad. Nikolay Denkov before today's meeting of the Council of Ministers.

Prime Minister Denkov: The territorial plans for the regions of Stara Zagora, Pernik and Kyustendil are ready


The twins Valentin and Borislav Dinkovi, who were detained after the murder of Dimitar Malinov in Tsalapitsa, trained boxing in Plovdiv. According to people from the village, they experienced themselves as a "penal brigade" because of the self-confidence around boxing skills, writes marica.bg.

The twins from Tsalapitsa saw themselves as a "penalty brigade"


The Black Sea, a largely neglected part of the war in Ukraine, has suddenly become a cauldron of military and geopolitical tensions, the New York Times reported, noting that the region is extremely important to Moscow, Ukraine and the West.

New York Times: How the Black Sea Became a Hotspot of War


An explosion rocked an optical-mechanical factory in the city of Sergiev Posad, 50 kilometers northeast of Moscow, TASS reported. At least 16 people were injured and were given medical care. The blast wave shattered windows of several houses in different parts of the city. Local authorities confirmed the incident at a warehouse with pyrotechnic products. According to emergency services, the reason is not a drone attack.

Explosion at a factory near Moscow