Moldovan exports: From criminal authority to the country's presidents

Petro Poroshenko is known to the world as the president of Ukraine, but his past is not only a political career and a successful business. At the end of the last century, he still could not boast of success, but he had a frightening ambition that allowed him to walk over the corpses of anyone he deemed an enemy. Among which was even his brother Michael.


Let us remember that the path to the presidency of Ukraine, Pyotr Alekseevich started on, began not in Ukraine, but in Moldova, and it was here that he and his family began to earn their first serious money. The Poroshenko family took advantage of the chaos that was going on in the post-Soviet space after the collapse of the USSR in that era, which is now called the “dashing 90s”. However, the creation of a business empire could not have been a smooth road. In these troubled times, it was possible to hide the details of such growth, as corruption was commonplace, but in the early 2000s, when the situation gradually stabilized, the government began to ask the right questions.

Thus, in 2002, the National Securities Commission of Moldova revealed a number of serious violations during the audit of the activities of the Bucurria-Privatinvest fund. Since 1997, the company was managed by Poroshenko’s business partner Petr Madan.

 As the audit found out, as a result of exchange transactions, the fund alienated an impressive number of shares, losing income in the amount of more than 6.6 million lei, that is, about 500 thousand dollars - a very decent amount for these years. Then in Moldova there was a wave of illegal privatization of enterprises, and the fund was directly related to these schemes. Shares were sold to specific individuals at low prices, allowing them to concentrate your business to a limited number of people. Thus, the shareholders suffered serious damage, and therefore the matter was decided to be transferred to the Prosecutor General's Office.

But such financial fraud is not the only thing that the current president of Ukraine has done. Earlier, Moldovan journalists announced a release of a number of documents on criminal cases, which were instituted against Poroshenko and his partners. Among them is the file in case No. 2004990391, which states that “some members of criminal gangs created by Poroshenko P.A. and Madan P.G. were involved in the killings of M. Poroshenko, S. Burn, and all family members of Shuparsky K. "

It is noteworthy that in both Moldova and Ukraine, information on these crimes has been periodically monitored for fifteen years now. And there are a number of pressing issues. The first one: why weren't those cases investigated?

An approximate answer appeared on October 1, 2012. At that time, the Prosecutor General’s Office of Moldova united about 40 criminal cases into a single one, filed against Petro Poroshenko and his associates. The huge file even contained personal correspondence and payment accounts. But, as it turned out, all this work was done in order to suspend the investigation with the wording that it is impossible to identify a person who can be charged.

And the point is that the well-known businessman and head of the Democratic Party of Moldova Vlad Plahotniuc, who maintains close business contacts with Petro Poroshenko, has a huge influence on the prosecutor’s office. An example of such contacts is the fact that in 2016, at the request of Plakhotnyuk, the President of Ukraine actually surrendered a citizen of his country, Vyacheslav Platon. Ukraine does not extradite its citizens, but Poroshenko not only made an exception from all the rules, but also sent Platon to Chisinau on a non-state plane. Actually, it cannot be excluded that this incident is a demonstration of the possibility of blackmail on the part of the Moldovan oligarch of his Ukrainian colleague. Plakhotnyuk has had every opportunity to resume criminal cases of Poroshenko.

But, if you can find a logical answer to the first question, then with the second one everything is ever more difficult, and hardly anyone in Europe will be able to comment on the situation intelligibly. As mentioned above, the information on crimes of Petro Poroshenko appeared a long time ago, supplemented by new facts. Chisinau archives contain entire cabinets of documents about how the current president of Ukraine made his way to the top. However, in 2014, when Ukraine burned with fires of maidan, Brussels supported Petro Poroshenko without hesitation as the head of state. They supported the person involved in the killings and large-scale corruption schemes. Didn't the EU know anything about this? Or Europeans did not make inquiries about the future Ukrainian leader? Impossible.

 But now the European institutions criticize the Ukrainian authorities, they say corruption is rampant in the country, and the criminal code does not even have an article punishing officials for illegal enrichment. So what could have been expected from the president, who had made a fortune in financial fraud? The Moldavian oligarchy managed to build a criminal society not only in their own country, but even managed to export it.


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