Plahotniuc tried to escape from criminal responsibility in Russia

The oligarch and leader of the Democratic Party Vladimir Plahotniuc tried to renounce Russian citizenship in order to avoid criminal responsibility for the crimes committed by him.

This was stated on the channel TV8 by the mayor of Balti, the leader of „Our Party” Renato Usatyi.

Usatyi noted that the criminal case initiated in Russia against Plahotniuc for murder had nothing to do with the attempt on the „black banker”.

„Seven months ago, Vladimir Plahotniuc, Constantin Botnari and the whole gang from the GBC, I can’t call it differently, urgently applied for a refusal of Russian citizenship. The guys just realized that at a particular time they could stay here 20-30 years”, - Usatyi said, specifying that “if Plahotniuc and Botnari have no Russian citizenship, none of them could be subject to prosecution”.

On Wednesday, it was reported that an arrest warrant in the name of the Moldovan oligarch Vladimir Plahotniuc was issued on the basis of the decision on arrest in absentia of Plahotniuc, accused of attempted murder.

On November 30, Moscow Basmanny Court took a decision on arrest of Plahotniuc in absentia.

Furthermore, it is known that the article of the Criminal Code, on which Plahotniuc is liable to criminal prosecution, prescribes a penalty of imprisonment for a term of eight to twenty years with restriction of freedom for a period of one to two years, or life imprisonment, or death penalty, on which a moratorium has been introduced in the Russian Federation.

Earlier it was reported that Vladimir Plahotniuc has the citizenship of the Russian Federation and has repeatedly been under constant review of Interpol, including on the same list with various representatives of „Solntsevkaya” criminal group.

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