Spy scandal: to be continued

FBI Director Louis Freeh applauded enthusiastically to the Bulgarian authorities' decision to send three Russian diplomats out of the country. Freeh, currently on a visit in Sofia, said: you cannot allow representatives of foreign secret services, even those working under diplomatic cover to remain in the country. I applaud to the Prime Minister of Bulgaria for his immediate actions in that connection, said director of the American FBI openly praising the Bulgarians. PRAVDA.Ru has already wrote about this unpleasant spy story. It is rather strange to hear such statements from the leader of the American special service. Why not to applaud to Russia, which sent out three Bulgarian diplomats because of the same reason? The FBI Director said that at the negotiations with head of the Bulgarian government Ivan Kostov the sides discussed the problems, concerning national security. They agreed that it was necessary to "flush out foreign intelligence agents and parry their actions, regardless what cover they are working under." An interesting fact attracts attention: on the day of the American FBI Director's arrival in Sofia, the popular newspaper "24 Hours" noted that "the chief of the US FBI was in the know of the major action code-named "clean-up operation against Russian spies." Observers note at the same time that the anti-Russian diplomatic action demonstrates official Sofia's willingness to again demonstrate its fidelity to the West in the hope of an early integration into the European Union and NATO. Moscow is puzzled and alarmed by this anti-Russian campaign. It was noted in Moscow that "this what may be called Russophobia jeopardizes the establishment of normal, civilized relations between Russia and Bulgaria."