Head of Roscosmos Threatened Bulgaria with a Nuclear Missile

"This is what Sarmat is good for. It will not ask for consent for the flight from the cowardly Bulgarians, the vicious Romanians and the Montenegrins who betrayed our common history. Like the other various nations like the Swedes."

This was written on Twitter by the former Deputy Prime Minister of Russia and CEO of Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin on the occasion of Bulgaria's refusal to provide an air corridor for a government plane to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

The RS-28 Sarmat, better known as "Satan II", is a super-heavy intercontinental ballistic missile for carrying nuclear warheads. Its range is 18,000 kilometers.

This is the first direct threat made by the Russian authorities to Bulgaria since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24.

Вот чем хорош "Сармат"? Он у трусливых болгар, злопамятных румын и предавших нашу общую историю черногорцев согласие на пролёт спрашивать не будет. Равно как и у прочих шведов.

— РОГОЗИН (@Rogozin) June 5, 2022

Meanwhile, Deputy Speaker of the Upper House of the Russian Parliament Konstantin Kosachov said that the collective refusal of Bulgaria, Montenegro and North Macedonia to not allow passage of the plane of the Russian Foreign Minister is directed against two sovereign European countries, and a firm reaction is needed together with Serbia, BTA reported.

"Today's demarche is not aimed at the plane. It is directed against Russia as a state and against Serbia as a state. The reaction, I hope, will be joint and extremely firm. , in the format not only of diplomatic protests but also of concrete, practical retaliatory actions. Do not make it a habit,"the senator wrote in Telegram....

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