Former head of state Igor Dodon believes that the decision to reopen the case, in which he appears together with Plahotniuc, is meant to divert attention from the problems standing before the country.
“What are they going to do next? They remember that there was something in 2019, everyone realized long ago that there was nothing, and they are trying to make a new episode – the one about Dodon at the prosecutor’s office is about to begin,” ex-president said on NTV, noi.md reports
“When their things are a mess, I don’t know why they think that Igor Dodon should be brought to the prosecutor’s office to initiate some processes in order to distract. I want to remind you of last December, when they raised gas tariffs. What did they do? I was summoned to the prosecutor’s office in February, and nothing has happened for 6 months now. The next price increase, what are they doing? They remember that there was something in 2019, everyone realized long ago that there was nothing, and they are trying to make a new episode. So now, the episode about Dodon at the prosecutor’s office will begin.
I’m not leaving the country. You need events through jail – so, let’s do it! Don’t provoke,” Dodon said.
The Chisinau Court of Appeals reversed in full the decision of the Chisinau Court, Cecani headquarters, to uphold the ruling not to institute criminal proceedings against Igor Dodon, and to cancel the same ruling signed by the former deputy prosecutor of the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office.
Yesterday, Acting Prosecutor General Dumitru Robu ordered the initiation of a criminal case over footage that appeared in the public space in the summer of 2019 showing PSRM leader Igor Dodon taking a package from former PDM leader Vlad Plahotniuc.
Igor Dodon denied the credibility of the discussions in the video, mentioning that the package was a provocation, he does not know what was in it, and the video was made public by “the oligarchs’ accomplices”.