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Moldova's Marina Tauber posing for VIP Magazin in 2015. She was cited for helping to hoard 'knives, flammable substances and daggers' to be used in rallies (Photo: Facebook)

Five Moldova coup-plotters face EU sanctions

Five Moldovans are to have their EU money frozen and lose access to Europe to help stop Russia from usurping power in Chișinău.

Two alleged white-collar bank robbers and Russia-coup masterminds — Ilhan Şor and Vladimir Plahotniuc — top the new blacklist for "actions destabilising the Republic of Moldova", dated 22 May (Monday) and seen by EUobserver.

EU ambassadors are expected to rubber-stamp it by Friday and for measures to enter into force next week.

The sanctions paper...

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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.

Moldova's Marina Tauber posing for VIP Magazin in 2015. She was cited for helping to hoard 'knives, flammable substances and daggers' to be used in rallies (Photo: Facebook)

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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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