SOFIA, Bulgaria — Bulgaria plans to investigate reports that a third suspect in the nerve agent poisoning of a Russian ex-spy in England allegedly was involved in a 2015 poisoning in Bulgaria, a Bulgarian party official said Sunday.
Tsvetan Tsvetanov of the ruling GERB party said the probe was being coordinated with foreign partners. He told Bulgaria’s bTV channel that intelligence officials plan to present evidence on the topic Thursday to a parliamentary homeland security committee.
Investigative group Bellingcat has reported an alleged Russian military intelligence agent arrived in Bulgaria in April 2015, a few days before Bulgarian businessman Emilian Gebrev was poisoned by an unidentified substance.
Gebrev, an arms industry executive, survived but authorities still don’t know who poisoned him.