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buy canada goose jacket CHISINAU (Reuters) Two months ago, Moldova Deputy General Prosecutor Iurie Garaba travelled to canada goose Moscow with an invitation to attend an official function for Russia General Prosecutor Day.

The visit didn go as planned.

canada goose clearance sale Garaba was Canada Goose Outlet stopped by border guards at Moscow airport and taken in for questioning. He said one guard rifled through his passport for 15 20 minutes while another asked what he was doing in Russia despite his official invitation and a document naming him as the head of the Moldovan delegation.

was asked questions that have absolutely nothing to do with border document checks. For example, canada goose store do I pronounce my last name? or to write it correctly? Garaba canada goose uk outlet told Reuters by telephone.

Reuters was unable to independently confirm his version of events.

canada goose deals But some Moldovan officials say the incident is buy canada goose jacket part of a campaign by members of Russia security apparatus to humiliate officials from the ex Soviet state as they travel to or through Russia.

Canada Goose Jackets The primary aim, four top Moldovan officials including Garaba boss Eduard Harunjen told Reuters, is to derail a Moldovan probe into a Russian led money laundering operation that funnelled $22.3 billion of Russian money through the Moldovan financial system between 2011 2014.

canada goose clearance confirm our readiness for constructive cooperation with the Moldovan side to resolve Canada Goose sale all complex issues, Russia foreign ministry said in an emailed statement to Reuters.

Canada Goose Parka Moldovan investigators have probed a scheme under which Russian shell companies took fictitious loans from offshore companies based in Britain. The transactions were guaranteed by Moldovan citizens, a move designed to allow Moldovan judges canada goose factory sale complicit in the scheme to order the fake loans be paid out, thus ensuring the transfer of money out of Russia, according to Moldovan prosecutors who have been investigating the matter.

Moldova, Europe poorest country, borders EU member buy canada goose jacket cheap Romania, with which it has close linguistic and cultural ties, but remains heavily reliant on Russian energy supplies.

As in Ukraine and Georgia, moves by Chisinau to forge closer ties with the EU have been canada goose coats strongly resisted by Moscow. Moldova signed a political and trade pact with the EU in 2014, uk canada goose outlet prompting Russia to slap a retaliatory ban on Moldovan produce.

Canada Goose online The Moldovan officials interviewed by Reuters said Moldovan intelligence had detailed knowledge of individuals in Russia FSB security service Canada Goose Coats On Sale who allegedly ran the scheme together with a Moldovan canada goose coats on sale businessman called Veaceslav Platon. Platon wife told Reuters by phone that he cheap canada goose uk denies any wrongdoing.

canada goose A spokeswoman for the Russian Interior Ministry, in response to written questions submitted by Reuters, said the ministry could not comment on Moldova complaints of harassment because the Garaba case and others described in this article were not within its remit. [nL5N1F74SB]

buy canada goose jacket cheap After months of waiting for Russia to Canada Goose Jackets change its behaviour or for Dodon to intervene, canada goose clearance sale the Moldovan government went canada goose black friday sale public with its grievances last Thursday and announced that no officials would travel to Russia until the issue was resolved.

canada goose store Its March 9 press statement said this abuse, harassing Moldovan officials at the entry into the Russian Federation and putting them on international monitoring, took speed and size once the (money laundering) investigation progressed.

Russia foreign ministry responded in its email: regard to the recommendation of the Moldovan government to Moldovan officials to refrain from trips to Russia, in Canada Goose Online our view such actions do not facilitate the restoration of bilateral relations and the activisation of cooperation.

The Moldovan officials said they do not believe the harassment is orchestrated from the Kremlin but by people in the interior ministry and the security service.

cheap Canada Goose The Moldovan government has not specified Canada Goose online an exact number of cases or when the abuse started, but estimates 25 officials had been harassed just in the last few months, and one officer at the Interior Ministry was stopped and questioned 35 times.

have tens of such cases, Interior Minister Alexandru uk canada goose Jizdan told Reuters.

canadian goose jacket One interior ministry Canada Goose Parka official said she had been stopped three times at Moscow airport, most recently in January. On the third occasion, she said she canada goose uk shop jokingly told the Russian guard she could find her canada goose uk black friday own way to the interrogation room.

Canada Goose Outlet LAUNDROMAT The complaints of harassment comes as Moldovan prosecutors have launched criminal cases against 14 judges as well as 10 senior bank managers, senior central bank officials and four bailiffs in the money laundering investigation. Some lawyers who work in canada goose clearance the Russian criminal justice system say it is common for one arm of Russian law enforcement to investigate a crime while cheap Canada Goose another arm resists that effortbecause they have canadian goose jacket competing interests.

canada goose coats on sale Moldova says it has sent repeated requests to Russia over the past six years for help getting to the bottom of a scheme dubbed by local press as the Laundromat which allegedly washed money from more than 100 Russian companies and 21 Russian financial institutions.

canada goose coats The Russian Interior Ministry said in response to inquiries that it could not comment on the money laundering case itself because of the on going Russian investigation into it.

Last week Moldova Prime Minister and the President of the Moldovan parliament met the Russian ambassador in Chisinau to send a note of complaint to Moscow about the way Moldovan officials were being treated.

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