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    Russia's Foreign Ministry dismissed Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev's claims that Russia is plotting "hybrid warfare" in the Balkans, urging Sofia to avoid unfounded accusations.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Bulgarian leader made his statements in a recent interview with The Independent.

    "The president drew some strange conclusions, to put it mildly, that Russia is behind recent cyberattacks on Bulgarian government websites and the central election committee," Zakharova told reporters on Thursday. "An absolute shortage of argument is immediately noticeable when you look at this interview."

    "We hope that in the future, the politicians of a country whose people share centuries of friendly relations with Russia, will refrain from such baseless, very loud, and very strange statements," she added.

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