Arctic is looking forward to high oil prices, technology development — expertBusiness & Economy March 29, 10:28
Cockpit of Russia’s new spacecraft to have three touch screensScience & Space March 29, 8:36
Konchalovsky's 'Paradise' gets Best Film, Best Director at Russia's Nika movie awardSociety & Culture March 29, 7:29
US Senate votes overwhelmingly in favor of Montenegro’s accession to NATOWorld March 29, 5:24
Putin’s popularity in Russia ‘unfaltering’ — US pollsterRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 29, 5:19
Lavrov says he plays football once a week, goes rafting every yearSport March 29, 3:59
UK prime minister signs formal Brexit letter to Brussels — official photoWorld March 29, 1:26
Some 20 Topol-M, Yars mobile ICBM systems take part in massive Central Russian drillsMilitary & Defense March 28, 23:10
Russia clinches last-minute 3-3 draw with Belgium in friendly football match in SochiSport March 28, 21:40
MOSCOW, March 3. /TASS/. The Kremlin has not received an invitation from Bulgaria for Russian President Vladimir Putin to attend the Day of Liberation of Bulgaria but respects this decision of a sovereign country, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Thursday.
"No, the Kremlin has not yet received any invitations for Putin," Peskov said adding that "maybe it [the invitation] is still going through the Russian Foreign Ministry channels or it has not been sent at all."
Answering a question on how the Kremlin assesses the fact that Bulgaria did not invite the Russian president to attend the celebrations, the spokesman said that "this is a sovereign decision of sovereign Bulgaria."
"We treat this absolutely normally and with respect, and, of course, we want our Bulgarian partners to really be free from any oppression and be sovereign in their actions and decisions to such an extent that they do not harm the interests of the country," Peskov noted.
Media earlier reported that Bulgaria invited Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to celebrate the Day of Liberation from Ottoman oppression but did not invite Putin.