An editorialist from the American publication Bloomberg, Marc Champion, has written an article today in which he mentions the controversial Ilan Șor, who has fled to Israel to evade Moldovan justice. The journalist refers to Russia’s attempts to destabilize the Republic of Moldova with the help of pro-Russian politicians. Bloomberg also mentions Moscow’s efforts to influence the results of the local elections on November 5th.
The journalist asks, ‘Why is Israel helping Șor, Putin’s ally, to evade the law and punishment in the Republic of Moldova?’
According to the journalist, Vladimir Putin wants the Republic of Moldova to return to Russia’s sphere of influence, and for this reason, he has invested significant resources in overthrowing the current government of the Republic of Moldova.
In the same editorial, he mentions that Ilan Șor is the Kremlin’s new stake: ‘The Socialist Party has lost popularity, and Șor has become Moscow’s new favorite.’
It should be noted that Ilan Șor was sentenced to 15 years in prison for large-scale fraud and money laundering in the case related to the bank robbery by the Moldovan justice system. He fled the Republic of Moldova in 2019 and is currently hiding in Israel.