Serbia Lets Bulgarians Cross Border, Gathering Banned

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Serbia Lets Bulgarians Cross Border, Gathering Banned: Serbia Lets Bulgarians Cross Border, Gathering Banned The "Otlomantsi" checkpoint on the Serbian-Bulgarian border was reopened after talks between the border police from both countries. File photo

Bulgarians traveling to the monument of national hero and revolutionary, Vasil Levski, in the Serbian town of Bosilegrad can cross the border, but are banned from holding a meeting on Serbian territory.

The news was announced by the spokesperson of the Bulgarian Border Police, Lora Lyubenova.

The border has been reopened after talks between Bulgarian and Serbian border authorities, requested by the Bulgarian side.

Bulgarian citizens are currently passing through the "Oltomantsi" checkpoint.

Earlier Friday, people who wanted to visit the monument and lay flowers were banned from crossing the border without any explanation. Bulgarian media reported increased police presence at the checkpoint with about 50 armed Serbian police.

The Mayor of the western city of Kuystendil, Petar Paunov, confirmed the reports and said he was banned from entering Serbia.

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