There are other guys in EA9 which will send or answer a qsl via the bureau.
If I hear someone from a country with a functioning bureau I'll never call
him when he says "direct only" - they are just $$$-collectors nothing more.
The worst case so far was VU2TRI, he asks for 4 (four)
IRC for one qsl and offers IRC for sale at a reduced price.
There are several ways to get rich....