German Intelligence: Russia Has An Interest In Bulgaria's Bankruptcy
In spite the sanctions, Russia's President Vladimir Putin continues expanding his sphere of influence, concludes an analysis of the German intelligence, published in German media.
According to Suddeutsche Zeitung, quoted by Deutsche Welle, the foreign policy committee in the Bundestag discussed Bulgaria and the Russian interests in the beginning of July.
In his article, the German investigative journalist Hans Leyendecker claims that at the session were invited the head of the German Federal Intelligence Service (BND) Gerhard Schindler and a BND analyst. They discussed the situation in Ukraine, Bulgaria and deliberated on Putin and the oligarchs.
According to Leyendecker, quoting one of the committee members, Schindler said Russia had an interest in the bankruptcy of Bulgaria, so it can reconnect closely with Russia.
Schindler said, according to the article, that Putin had an interest in weakening the Western democracy principles because in his opinion their individualism was wrong. The BND analysis claims Putin was trying to use the “current weakness of the USA” for his own goals and to impose a new global order, which was supposed to be established by around 2020. Putin was also trying to disunite Europe and to expand his spheres of influence. In Bulgaria and Serbia one could expect new developments.
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West=IMF=you must privatize, cut down on this, that, sell ur assets to the west, etc. etc. and in the end you wonder where your industry went, "don't blame us!" says the Kraut and tries to blame the Russians, what a joke! As if it's Russia's fault the "EU bliss" stinks!
We already knew as much, but it is good see it confirmed by some professional analysts. We have seen more people who wanted to adapt the world to their own ideas. The last two had a moustache.
Only difference might be that the two other ones genuinly believed in their ideas, and that this one is just looking for an ideology to fit his strategy.