Democratic Party of Moldova

Press realise

06 December 2017

PDM condemns actions of Russia harassing party representatives, as well as officials from the Government and the Parliament

PDM condemns actions of Russia harassing party representatives, as well as officials from the Government and the Parliament

PDM condemns the provocative actions of harassment and political prosecution they continue to face, from Russian Federation, toward party representatives, as well as officials from the Government and the Parliament.

PDM  informs that tens of prosecution or criminal files against political and governmental officials from Moldova have been opened in the last year. A quite large number of demands on behalf of institutions from Russia, described as actions of political harassment and persecution against Moldovan officials, were rejected by Interpol and other international institutions. Those failures, registered by Russian authorities, have brought to bigger radicalization toward acts of harassment and political prosecution. These abuses came from several Russian institutions, based on geopolitics, intimidation, blackmail and harassment of Moldovan officials.

Another reason standing behind those false files in Russia, is to cover the trail of some persons accused of crimes on the territory of Republic of Moldova, persons who continue to act in the interest of Russian secret services and against Republic of Moldova.

The moment of launch of these political harassment actions coincided with the starting and advancement of Moldovan inquiry authorities in the investigation concerning the laundering of 22 billion dollars coming from Russian Federation, through some Moldovan banks.

PDM requests Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Moldova to take measures to once again officially condemn this political harassment, taking into consideration that Russia has yet to answer the Government's and Parliament's previous statements regarding the abuse multiple Moldovan officials face.

PDM will also inform the international institutions regarding the new abuses committed by Russia against officials from the Government and the Parliament of Republic of Moldova.