Two Turkish warships have dropped anchor at the port in the Ukrainian city Odessa on April 3 for a stay of two days.
The two frigates - the TCG Salih Reis (F-246), which is a Barbaros-class frigate, and the TCG Bart?n (F-504), which is a B-class corvette - have anchored in Odessa within the concept of partnership between the Ukrainian Defense Ministry and the Turkish General Staff.
A Bulgarian Honorary Consulate might be opened in the Eastern Ukrainian region of Kharkiv that will also have a mandate for Dnipropetrovsk to the south, local media outlets report.
Bulgaria's Ambassador to Ukraine is quoted as saying that authorities are considering the idea, and a name of the potential Honorary Consul has been put forward.
Bulgarian Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov dismissed recent rumours about fifteen Bulgarian flags having been ripped in Kiev.
Mitov stated that the ministry will check the information, but he personally doubted that such an incident has taken place, he said in an interview for private bTV station on Wednesday.