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Bulgarian President Rosen Asenov Plevneliev made some strong statements about the foreign policy of the Russian Federation. In an interview with the BBC, he said that Russia is using cyberattacks trying to destabilize and divide Europe, as well as to influence the elections in the United States.

“Last year, the website of the Central Election Commission of Bulgaria and a number of government information pages were attacked by hackers related to the same group that organized attacks on the US Democratic Party's website before the elections,” said Plevneliev.

He went on to say that the Kremlin is engaged in destabilizing Bulgaria and the whole of Europe, sponsoring the pro-Russian parties and spreading propaganda.

Previously, Microsoft stated that a group of hackers, who attacked the company's sites, has links to the Russian government, and it was the group that attacked the US political system. Russian President Putin said that he knew nothing about this, noting that people should be interested in the content leaked as a result of information attack, but not the fact of hacking.

QHA reported earlier on the statements by the candidate for president of the United States Hillary Clinton about hacking the US Democratic Party information pages by pro-Kremlin hackers to pull information about the election campaign and to influence the election in favor of the Republican candidate Donald Trump.

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