Canada sanctions Moldovan oligarchs over links with Russia


Canada is imposing sanctions on Moldovan oligarchs, business people and politicians over their connections to Russia and to prevent alleged Russian destabilization efforts in the region, the Canadian foreign ministry said in a statement.

According to Reuters, the sanctions target seven individuals and one entity, the pro-Russian opposition Shor Party, the Canadian ministry said.

The targeted individuals include the Shor Party’s leader, exiled businessman Ilan Shor; former Moldovan parliament member Vladimir Plahotniuc and businessman Veaceslav Platon.