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Canada imposes sanctions on Moldovan oligarch Shor and his party

Jun 2, 2023

On Thursday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Canada announced the imposition of sanctions against seven individuals and one legal entity in Moldova in response to Russia's full-scale aggressive war against Ukraine.

This was reported by Yevropeiska Pravda.

Canada's sanctions are aimed at a number of individuals, including Moldovan oligarchs, businessmen, parliamentarians, and politicians with ties to Russia, as well as the Shor Party, closely associated with Ilan Shor, who is involved in destabilizing the democratically elected government of Moldova in favor of Russia.


"As Russia threatens to use its presence in Moldova to engage the country in an aggressive war against Ukraine, these new sanctions will undermine Russia's efforts to restrict the national government of Moldova from exercising full sovereignty over its territory," the Canadian Foreign Affairs Ministry emphasizes.

They note that this is the first time that Canada has imposed sanctions on Russian collaborators in Moldova in accordance with the commitment made by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during the visit of Moldovan President Maia Sandu in May 2023.

Following Russia's illegal occupation and attempted annexation of Crimea in 2014, Canada imposed sanctions on more than 2,500 individuals and entities in Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine.

Author - Olena Madiak, 02/06/2023

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