The relationship between the US and Russia continues to be tense. At present, there are multiple spy games that are taking place between a myriad of nations. Furthermore, Russia and the US have made provocative statements and proposals pertaining the retaliatory sanctions. In addition,
Bulgaria accused the Kremlin of being involved in the explosions at the military depots in Bulgaria. Bulgaria also expelled an employee of the Russian Embassy in Sofia. At the same time, the Bulgarian officials appealed to the Russian government to aid in the investigation into the explosions. Maybe they want to trap the Russians into participating in the investigation.