22/04/2024  Moldovan opposition announces new election bloc at Moscow event



Moldovan opposition parties denouncing pro-European President Maia Sandu's drive to secure European Union membership said on Sunday they were forming an electoral bloc in an announcement delivered in Moscow.
The groups dubbed their alliance Victorie (Victory), formed around fugitive pro-Russian business magnate Ilan Shor, sentenced in absentia to 15 years in prison for mass fraud in the country lying between Ukraine and Romania.
Also prominent in the group gearing up for a presidential election and a referendum on EU membership were leaders of the pro-Russian Gagauzia region, populated mainly by ethnic Turks.