EU Ambassadors Greenlighted Sanctions for Destabilising Moldova – Media

Friday, 26 May 2023

EU ambassadors have approved sanctions against Moldovan individuals involved in the destabilisation of Moldova and undermining the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

According to Rikard Jozwiak, "Radio Liberty" journalist, the agreed-upon sanctions list includes two individuals from Moldova accused by the EU of undermining Ukraine's territorial integrity and five others involved in the destabilisation of Moldova.

"The first listings under this new sanctions regime," Jozwiak added.

In late April, the EU Council approved a new sanctions regime for the destabilisation of Moldova. The sanctions will involve asset freezes and funding bans for individuals and legal entities, as well as travel bans to the EU for individuals.

According to media reports, the list may include fugitive oligarchs Vladimir Plahotniuc and Ilan Shor, top MP of the "Shor" party Marina Tauber, as well as former deputy head of the Police Inspectorate Georgiy Kavkalyuk, who is wanted in Moldova, and Russian businessman Igor Chaika.

Moldova previously called on the European Union to impose sanctions on politicians and oligarchs who are aiding Russia in destabilising the country.

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