The Bulgarian Defense Ministry has launched an investigation into an incident in which the US military mistakenly broke into a production shop in the Plovdiv district.
This is reported by the Bulgarian service of Radio Liberty.
On May 11, 7 soldiers invaded a workshop in a village near Plovdiv and, according to the owners, pointed their weapons at the workers. The intrusion was recorded by the company’s surveillance cameras.
The soldiers then discovered the mistake and left the shop. The owners of the workshop claim that the soldiers were Americans because they spoke English.
The workshop is located next to the military airfield in Cheshnegirovo near Plovdiv, where large-scale exercises were held at that time.
The owners claim that they have filed a complaint with the military police, but have not yet received a response. The Ministry of Defense responded that no agencies had received any complaints by Friday evening and that they would be able to comment on the case after the review was completed.
The US Embassy in Bulgaria issued a statement claiming that they received information about the incident on Saturday, May 29.
“We are investigating whether the US military was involved in the incident and will fully cooperate with the investigation,” the embassy said.