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Former Military Officer Arrested in Serbia for Espionage
Serbian Prime Minister Confirms Arrest
Former military officer Lyuben Grigorov, a resident of Bosilegrad, has been detained in Serbia on charges of espionage, according to reports from Bulgarian National Television (BNT). Grigorov's house and workplace at the local Cultural Center were raided, leading to an increased police presence in the area until this morning.
Local media sources have revealed that Grigorov has been detained for a period of 30 days on espionage charges. The exact nature of the charges has not been specified by Serbian authorities.
Grigorov, who worked as an organizer of cultural events in Bosilegrad, was renowned for his role in leading a folklore festival. BNT sources have also indicated that he had a close relationship with the mayor of Bosilegrad.
Prior to his involvement in cultural activities, Grigorov served as an officer in the army during the war in the former Yugoslavia. After his military career, he ventured into business before eventually settling in Bosilegrad and joining the local cultural center. Grigorov frequently traveled to Bulgaria, where his daughter resides.
Prime Minister Nikolai Denkov has confirmed that a Bulgarian citizen has been detained in Serbia, with charges pressed against him. However, Denkov has refrained from disclosing specific details regarding the allegations. He further mentioned that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is in the process of requesting official information from Serbian authorities regarding the case.
The arrest of Lyuben Grigorov for espionage has raised concerns and garnered attention from both Bulgarian and Serbian media outlets. The incident serves as a reminder of the delicate nature of international relations and the importance of maintaining diplomatic channels for resolving such matters.
As the case unfolds, both countries will closely monitor the developments and work towards ensuring a fair and transparent legal process. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will continue its efforts in obtaining official information from Serbian authorities, shedding light on the specific charges brought against Grigorov.
The arrest of a Bulgarian citizen on espionage charges in Serbia underscores the need for vigilance in safeguarding national security, while also emphasizing the significance of international cooperation in addressing cross-border criminal activities.