site.btaSvetlana Dragneva Becomes BTA's Permanent Correspondent in Odessa, Ukraine
Svetlana Dragneva becomes a permanent correspondent for the Bulgarian News Agency (BTA) in Odessa, Ukraine, BTA Director General Kiril Valchev announced Friday during the presentation of BTA's LIK magazine in Odessa. Dragneva has been working as an editor in BTA's BG World Directorate for the past year.
"Our correspondents in the country write at least three news stories a day. We will rely on her to have a hundred news a month from Bulgarians in this region of Ukraine. In the coming days, we will look for a designated place where we can make a national press club of BTA. There is already one in Taraclia in Moldova, where we also have a permanent correspondent," Valchev said.
Svetlana Dragneva was born in 1973 in the village of Vinogradnoye, Bolgrad district (Bessarabia), Ukraine. In 1995 she graduated in Bulgarian philology at the South-West University "Neofit Rilski" in Blagoevgrad. Currently, she is a PhD student at Sofia University. Since 1996 she has been actively involved in the cultural and educational activities of the Bulgarian community in Ukraine. She is Deputy Chairman of the Association of Bulgarians in Ukraine, Editor-in-Chief of the Ukrainian weekly in Bulgarian language Bulgarians: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow.