Shor still in Moscow: General Inspectorate of Police head about how the issue of the oligarch’s extradition is progressing

Ilan Shor is still in Moscow. This was told by the head of the General Inspectorate of Police, Viorel Cernautanu, on the program “Cutia Neagra” on TV8.

According to Cernautanu, Shor has not left Russia since February 25.

“We see that the office and residence of a person who until recently was in Tel Aviv has been in Moscow since February 25. Suppose the Russians are willing to cooperate, and provide us with all the information and comply with the legal framework for his extradition or detention and extradition, as required by international agreements and treaties. In that case, they should detain him and extradite him to us,” the head of the Inspector General of Police emphasized.

According to Cernautanu, Moldova and Russia have established cooperation in the exchange of citizens who have violated the law, and Russian authorities have extradited several Moldovan citizens in recent years. However, Shor is not subject to these rules.

“All the answers we receive are very evasive,” he added.

According to the police chief, Shor decided to change his place of residence to be in touch with the Kremlin.


“I think it was necessary to more easily receive instructions in connection with Moldova. At some point, it became difficult to communicate via videoconference. Then I think it became problematic to travel to Russia frequently to change tactics. I think he had to stay in Moscow because it was more convenient and safer,” he concluded.

In Moldova, Ilan Shor was sentenced in absentia to 15 years in prison in a case involving the theft of a billion. After that, the Moldovan Ministry of Justice demanded that Israel speed up consideration of the extradition request, and the parliament stripped Shor of his parliamentary mandate.

On February 7, the head of Interpol’s National Central Bureau in Moldova, Viorel Centiu, said that Shor left Israel on the morning of February 1, using an Israeli passport. Interpol sent a request to Russia, asking to confirm that the fugitive oligarch was on the territory of the Russian Federation and then to detain and extradite him to Moldova.

On February 14, the head of the Interpol office in Moldova, Viorel Centiu, said Russia refused to extradite the fugitive oligarch to Moldova. The Russian side referred to the fact that Interpol should not interfere “in political, military, religious and racial issues.”

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