Moldova officialy confirms detention of Igor Dodon-UPDATED

Igor Dodon, Former Moldovan President

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# 24 May 2022 18:20 (UTC +04:00)

The detention of former Moldovan President Igor Dodon has been officially confirmed, said Elena Kazakov, acting head of the Anti-Corruption Center of the Moldovan Prosecutor's Office, APA reports citing RIA Novosti.

According to him, Igor Dodon, accused of corruption and treason, was detained for 72 hours.

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The Kremlin said on Tuesday it was concerned by the reported detention of Moldova's pro-Russian former president Igor Dodon, APA reports citing Reuters.

Dodon was detained by Moldovan authorities on Tuesday morning, a senior official in his Party of Socialists told journalists.

"Of course, we are concerned," Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said in a conference call with reporters, when asked about the reports. "We hope that Dodon's rights will be respected."

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