Wagner mercenary company representative detained at airport in Moldova, not allowed to enter country
Center of "Wagnerians" in St. Petersburg (Photo:REUTERS/Igor Russak)
The border police of Moldova stopped a representative of the Russian mercenary company Wagner Group from entering the country on March 12, Moldovan news website NewsMaker has reported.
The Moldovan border police noted that the man had arrived in the country by plane, but was detained at the airport.
“An exchange of information allowed us to pick out the citizen in the flow of passengers at Chisinau airport, identified as a representative of PMC Wagner from Russia,” the Moldovan police said.
“He was not allowed to enter the country and was returned by plane to the country from which he came.”
Human rights activists have also noted that over the past week, 182 foreign citizens and 46 vehicles were barred from entering Moldova. According to border guards, 165 of them had violated Moldovan border and immigration legislation.
Meanwhile, according to border guards, over the past day the flow of those entering in Moldova has increased — more than 23,800 people entered the country, and almost all of them were foreign citizens, including almost 5,000 who are citizens of Ukraine.
Molodvan police also warned that on March 12 mass riots are possible at a protest in the Moldovan capital Chisinau, which has been organized by the pro-Russian party Shor.
“The National Police has information that (on) March 12, during the protest, actions of destabilization and mass disturbances are planned,” the Moldovan police said in a statement.
“In this regard, we ask the organizers and participants to comply with the requirements of the law and not allow actions that could endanger people’s lives and health, as well as the security of the state,” the police said.
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