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EU sanctions seven individuals for attempts to destabilise Moldova

BRUSSELS, May 30 (KUNA) -- The Council of European Union Tuesday decided today to impose sanctions against 7 individuals responsible for actions aimed at destabilising, undermining or threatening the sovereignty and independence of Moldova.
The sanctioned individuals are politicians and businessmen with Moldovan or Russian nationality. Some of them are linked to the "Bank Fraud" case, which resulted in huge losses for the Moldovan budget, said the Council in a statement.
Others are linked to efforts orchestrated by the Kremlin to destabilise Moldova through planning of violent demonstrations, financial misconduct, unauthorised export of capital, it noted.
"Moldova is one of the countries most affected by the fallout of Russiaآ’s illegal invasion of Ukraine. There are serious, increased and continued attempts to destabilise the country, "said Josep Borrell, EU High Representative.
All those listed today are subject to an asset freeze, travel ban and EU citizens and companies are forbidden from making funds available to them. (end) nk.ibi