Audio sink is not visible after upgrade from PulseAudio 8.0 to 13.99

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I'm trying to send audio stream via Bluetooth from Ubuntu-powered desktop to Android smartphone (Samsung Galaxy S8).

On Ubuntu 16.04 with PulseAudio 8.0 installed by default it works properly - I can see my device's sink in the list(bluez-sink): list of sources with sink present

But after OS upgrade to 20.04 with PulseAudio 13.99 it disappears from the list: list of sources without needed sink

Is it possible to somehow get it back on the newer version of PA ?

What I've tried:

  1. Built from source and installed consecutively 8,11 and 14.2 version of PA on Ubuntu 20.04. Result - no sink/source list at all, only one dummy entry in the list.
  2. Installed 21.04 with PA 14.2 on board by default - source is available, but no sink, same as Ubuntu 20.04.
  3. Replaced PA with PipeWire server - no sink and source from device, only built-in ALSA sources are present.

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