July 16, 2024
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Moldova’s pro-Russian former president Dodon detained, says he is innocent

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KYIV (Reuters) -The head of Moldova’s pro-Russian opposition party, former President Igor Dodon, said on Tuesday he had been detained by Moldovan authorities on corruption charges, a move which is likely to anger the Kremlin. Dodon declared his innocence and blamed pro-Western President Maia Sandu, who he said wanted to distract people from the country’s economic woes. State television channel Moldova 1 and Russian state news agency RIA had both earlier reported the detention, citing senior anti-corruption prosecutor Elena Kazakov. Her office did not respond to requests for comment. Moldovan i…

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