Our embassy in Moscow cannot help Marina Petranova, whose husband was accused of terrorism. The reason is that Bulgaria has not recognized Crimea as Russian territory.
“The first thing I did was to contact the Bulgarian embassy in Moscow. From there they told me that they would make an inquiry. I waited three weeks, I had no answer. Yesterday evening they told me that they had an answer, really everything is as I say This is written in the answer, but they cannot help me because Bulgaria does not recognize Crimea as a territory of Russia and they cannot do anything,” Marina told Nova TV.
Marina and Denis are ethnic Bulgarians from the Russian-occupied territories of Ukraine. Since 2017, they have been living in Plovdiv, where Denis worked in a factory, but had health problems, so he receives a pension. He often visited his wife’s parents in Raynovka, Russia.
When he started to go home, he passed through occupied Mariupol. He was kept for 12 hours for examination. 1000 km later, on the border between Russia and Georgia, FSB officers were waiting for him.
She last heard from her husband, Dennis, on May 10, when the charges were filed.
“He was first accused of hooliganism because he went and fought with people in the streets. He was detained for 10 days and when he came out, they waited for him outside and presented him with all this,” the woman said.
His wife says that he didn’t have a transport company, he didn’t send bombs.
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