Talks between Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov and Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday went on for half an hour longer than the allotted time. According to Rosbalt's correspondent, the two leaders discussed the prospects for cooperation between Moscow and Sofia. Parvanov believes that Russia and Bulgaria require 'a completely new push' in the development of 'brotherly relations.' In turn, Putin said that currently 'there are no serious problems' on the path to 'normal cooperation' between the two states. Talks between Russian and Bulgarian representatives then continued with a wider number of participants.
Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov announced a possible move that Russia can take in response to new US sanctions
When the bill was submitted to Congress on August 2, the reason for imposing the new sanctions on Russia was based on Russia's alleged interference in the US presidential election in 2016, but then something clicked