This was reported by the US Treasury Department Among those targeted by the sanctions are oligarchs accused of subverting Moldovan political and economic institutions and “people and organizations involved in Russia’s global influence campaign.”“.
Vlad Plahotniuc, former leader of the Moldovan Democratic Party, is under sanctions for corruption and embezzlement of public funds. Former leader of the populist Shora Party, Ilan Shor, has been accused of stealing $1 billion from Moldovan banks in an attempt to stoke political unrest and undermine the country’s bid to become a candidate for the European Union.
A blow to the son of Russia’s ex-prosecutor general
Among the Russians subject to sanctions are the son of former Russia’s Attorney General Igor Chaika and four of his associates linked to the Federal Security Service. US officials accused them of engaging in election campaigns in Moldova. U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken announced that the U.S. will support strengthening the independence and transparency of Moldova’s democratic institutions and hold accountable those who seek to undermine them.
00:45 12014158_1.mp3 The United States imposed sanctions on Moldovan and Russian oligarchs. Testimony of Marek Waskuski (IAR)
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