Moldova calls for EU sanctions on oligarchs helping Russia
21 February 2023 | 12:40 pm
Moldova's foreign minister told DW he believes "corrupt oligarchs" are working "shoulder to shoulder" with Russia to destabilize his country. Nicu Popescu called for the European Union to sanction those accused.
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