Today, January 31, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky spoke by telephone with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, during which he discussed the extradition of Oleksiy Levin, who is suspected of organizing an assassination attempt on Kherson activist Kateryna Handziuk. The press service of the President reports.
Zelensky thanked the Bulgarian police for the detention of Levin, and also said that he hoped for an early resolution of the issue of his transfer to Ukrainian law enforcement agencies.
The president also reiterated his interest in further developing the bilateral political dialogue and noted the support from Bulgaria for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, as well as the pursuit of a policy of non-recognition of the illegal annexation of Crimea.
Separately, the importance of strengthening bilateral trade and economic cooperation was noted, the volume of which in 2019 is projected to exceed $ 1 billion for the first time in the last decade.
Zelensky thanked Borisov for understanding the state policy of Ukraine in the field of education and the state language. The parties confirmed their readiness to promote the comprehensive development of national minorities.
In addition, the President of Ukraine praised the recovery in Bulgaria within the framework of the NATO Trust Fund for the Medical Rehabilitation of 190 wounded Ukrainian troops.
As we reported before, The Prosecutor’s Office of Bulgaria explained why the law enforcers did not detain Oleksiy Levin, the suspect of the organization of the murder of Ukrainian activist Kateryna Handziuk, during the entrance to the country. The Bulgarian Prosecutor’s Office provided the report on the process of detention of Levin