Russia lashes out at Bulgaria over its ban on Syria-bound Russian flights

September 8, 2015 4:34 PM

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MOSCOW – A senior Russian diplomat says Bulgaria's refusal to let Russian cargo planes bound for Syria to fly over its territory raises questions about its independence.

Bulgaria's Foreign Ministry said Tuesday the country is refusing to allow Russian military transport aircraft to fly through its airspace en route to Syria from Sept. 1-24. It said without elaboration the reason for the refusal was "incorrect information" about the purpose of the flights and the car...

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