Russia is staging “hybrid warfare” on the Balkans to destabilize Europe and NATO allies according to the President of Bulgaria, Rosen Plevneliev.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is increasingly testing Bulgaria’s airspace, launched massive cyber attacks on Bulgarian government all in the hopes of knocking off the balance among the NATO alliance and European countries.
“The very efficient and secure way for Russia to destabilize Europe is through the Balkans, so that is what Mr. Putin is focusing on,” Mr. Plevneliev told The Independent. The Bulgarian president criticized NATO for not being able to combat Russia’s hybrid warfare as early as now before it developed into conflict similar with what is happening to Syria and North Africa. “Everyone should be alerted to what happens in Syria because of a crush of global and regional powers, which Mr Putin is saying is about the world moving to a new world order away from that of being dominated by one superpower,” the president said.
NATO is an alliance that consists of 28 independent member countries, including United States and the United Kingdom. Other member countries are Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Turkey.
The statement from the Bulgarian president came after Morning News USA reported about a secret nuclear torpedo plan that was mistakenly leaked by a Russian TV. A political analyst had also warned in the previous weeks that a war between NATO and U.S. against Russia could spell an end to humanity. Also last week, Mr. Putin declared that his Armed Forces will be making missiles that can pierce through the shield system of both NATO and U.S.