The ministry said in a statement that “due to the fact that the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation has placed the Bulgarian investigative journalist Khristo Grozev on the federal wanted list, the Russian ambassador to Sofia, Eleonora Mitrofanova, has been summoned to a meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs”. Ministry on the first working day after the holidays”, that is, up to and including December 28 (quote from RIA Novosti).
In an interview with TASS, the head of the Russian diplomatic mission replied that on Thursday she was invited to the Foreign Ministry to discuss current issues. “I think the main topic will be related to the problems of learning the Bulgarian language in the new regions of Russia, which has already been discussed in the Bulgarian parliament,” she added.
As for the issue of the Bulgarian journalist Khristo Grozev, who was included in the list of wanted persons by the Russian Interior Ministry, Mitrofanova added, this issue will probably also be addressed.