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Vladimir Plahotniuc (3rd from left) on a visit to Latvia in 2012. His whereabouts is now unknown (Photo: saeima.lv)

Two oligarchs who fled Moldova in crosshairs for EU sanctions

EU countries are edging forward on new Moldova sanctions that could see two notorious oligarchs face a visa-ban and asset-freeze.

Romania first proposed the measures back in February amid US and EU warnings that Russia is plotting to overthrow the pro-Western government in Chișinău.

The EU is also buying new equipment for Moldova's army and sending counter-espionage experts amid the heightened tensions.

And Moldovan authori...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

Vladimir Plahotniuc (3rd from left) on a visit to Latvia in 2012. His whereabouts is now unknown (Photo: saeima.lv)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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