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In Moldova, a deceased journalist was included in the sanctions list

Information and Security Service (ISS) Moldova compiled a sanctions list of individuals and companies, which included a journalist who passed away three years ago. Relevant list published on the department’s website.

The list includes over 550 names and titles, among which is the head of Gagauzia Evgenia Gutsulcandidate for mayor of Balti in the last autumn elections Arina Korsikova, former speaker of the Parliament of Moldova Andrian Candu and members of parliament from the Shor opposition party, banned in the republic. Among the individuals subject to sanctions was the ex-head of the Sputnik Moldova agency, Vladimir Novosadiuk, who passed away in 2021.

According to the authors of the list, restrictive measures will be applied to those included in the list. The reason for inclusion in it, in particular, was the connection with the oligarch Vladimir Plahotniuc and businessman Ilan Shor, who were subject to international sanctions.

In December, the former head of Gagauzia Irina Vlah accused President of Moldova Maia Sandu in organizing a political inquisition in the form of the Center for Strategic Communications and Combating Disinformation. In her opinion, 2024 in the country will begin with a “witch hunt.”

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