Seven soldiers mistakenly raided a sunflower factory during a NATO exercise in Bulgaria from May 10th to 14th. Soldiers pointed guns at the workers, while the factory owner said the soldiers were U.S. citizens. An investigation has been launched by the Plovdiv Military Prosecutor’s Office.
During the “Swift Response” Exercise in Bulgaria between May 10th and 14th, it was revealed that soldiers raided the wrong address.
Soldiers enter a sunflower factory near the base during the exercise at The Cesnigirovo Air Base in Plovdiv, the country’s second largest city.
The incident, captured on the factory’s security camera, showed alleged US soldiers pointing guns at workers.
Factory owner Marin Dimitrov said the soldiers were FROM the United States, while the Plovdiv Military Prosecutor’s Office filed a criminal complaint.
Dimitrov said they expected an apology for the incident, arguing that they were humiliated and treated as terrorists. An investigation has been launched by the Plovdiv Military Prosecutor’s Office.
The US Embassy in Sofia said today that it is investigating whether US troops were involved in the incident and that they are ready to contribute to the investigation launched by authorities.