US Treasury imposed sanctions against the oligarch and former leader of the Democratic Party of Moldova Vladimir Plahotniuc

The US Treasury has imposed sanctions against the oligarch and former leader of the Democratic Party of Moldova Vladimir Plahotniuc for corruption, said US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

“The corrupt actions of Vladimir Plahotniuc undermined the rule of law and seriously undermined the independence of the democratic institutions of Moldova. Today I publicly put it on the sanctions list. The United States supports Moldova in its fight against corruption”, – he wrote on Twitter.

Vladimir Plahotniuc is one of the richest businessmen of Moldova. In November 2017, the Basmanny Court of Moscow put the businessman on the international wanted list in the case of an attempted murder. Prior to this, the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs reported that the police stopped the activities of the international criminal community, which in 2013-2014 brought more than 37 billion rubles outside Russia. It was established that one of the organizers of the criminal community was Plahotniuc.

In early November 2019, Sputnik radio reported that the Moldovan parliament had dismissed the office of Prime Minister Maya Sandu.

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