An underground helicopter production workshop was discovered in Moldova
During a special operation in Moldova, an illegal mini-factory was discovered that produced helicopters for illegal deliveries to the CIS countries, the press service of the Moldovan Prosecutor General said on Tuesday.
"In the Security Zone on the Dniester river, 50 km from Chisinau, there was an underground helicopter factory. Helicopters were assembled there, similar in modification to the Ka-26.
Helicopters were illegally exported to the CIS market. Most of those involved in the production of helicopters, including the management of the company are residents of Transnistria, "the report said.
During the searches, more than 10 helicopters were found at different stages of readiness. "They did not have documents of origin, while part of it was obviously hand-made," the department said.
"Based on the results of the searches and the first hearings, related to the results of the special investigative measures, it will be decided on the status and procedural measures applied both to the people involved and to the goods, bodies of crime.
At this moment, the prosecutors and the police are conducting searches at the production base, located in a region from Criuleni district, on the bank of the Dniester River and at the homes of the people involved in order to accumulate the necessary evidence ”, the police specify.
A criminal case has been opened on the preparation of aircraft smuggling; the punishment under this article is facing for up to ten years in prison.
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Meet the country that rejected a $200 million loan from Russia because it threatens the sovereignty and economic security
Republic of Moldova was about to receive a $200 million loan from Russia to help in the fight with the pandemic. And yesterday, the Constitutional Court of Moldova declared the credit agreement unconstitutional.
The reason - Russia would be free to turn any private debt into a state debt.
According to the authors, deputies from the Pro-Moldova Group, PAS and the DA Platform:
"The agreement stipulates that the private debts of Moldovan companies to Russian banks can be turned into state debt. We are the only country in the world to which Russia has imposed such a condition. It is an international treaty and today everyone here recognized that even if they avoided it, the respective loan will make the debt to the Russian Federation increase without the Republic of Moldova benefiting from it ", mentioned Sergiu Litvinenco.
At the same time, in their opinion, the loan agreement contains statements that do not correspond to the national and economic interests of the Republic of Moldova, it threatens the sovereignty and economic security of the state.
More controversial, as it is known, are three provisions of the agreement, namely one that assigns a specific role to Russian companies in loan-financed infrastructure projects, another that would allow the consolidation of the current borrowed amount of subsequent private debt, as well as the prospect of capitalization in time of these debts.
Moreover, the one that would exclude legal proceedings in case of disputes between the parties - they should be settled amicably, through negotiations, as the agreement shows.
What brought the three new appellants before the court, in addition to the criticisms already made even at the time of the adoption of the agreement in parliament, are the explanations how these provisions would contradict several principles defended by the constitution, especially that of sovereignty and of the pursuit of the national interest, which should be respected by any such document.
The former President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Moldova, Alexandru Tanase wrote on his page that:
“The importance of today's decision is not necessarily limited to the invalidation of the so-called "Russian credit". Now I want to refer to the atmosphere that surrounded the trial of this case. The harassment of judges of the Constitutional Court, the attempts to blackmail and intimidate them, have highlighted "older diseases" of our political environment.”
State officials who defended the agreement in court against the charges in the appeals said the opposition would operate with non-existent evidence, and if the court stops it, Moldova risks being shunned by other loans from Russia and other states, now and in the future at a time when he needs money the most.
Andrei Balan, head of department at the Ministry of Finance: “In practice, we believe that this will not happen, that it will not lead to debt consolidation, but not even to the consent of the Republic of Moldova for a debtor from here."
Rescuers needed to make a dig to get into a niche and pull out animals in Chsinau, the capital of Moldova. It's a small country situated between Romania and Ukraine.
The unusual operation, carried out by the special operation staff GIC, removed seven puppies from hole. The incident occurred on March 9 on the street Gheorghe Asachi. The sound came from passengers who noticed helpless puppies stuck in an underground hole.
The rescue team who had arrived at the site needed to make a dig to get into the niche and pull out the animals. The operation lasted about 15 minutes, after which the rescued puppies were given to the volunteers.
According to the GIHS, from the beginning of the year, specialists conducted 57 animal rescue operations.
An armored vehicle entered the household of Grigoriopol, a town in Transnistria autonomous territorial unit of Moldova.
The accident took place on Gagarin Street, on the grounds that the driver could not turn, due to a technical failure. The press writes that the armored car dates from the times of the Soviet Union.
According to the so-called Ministry of Interior on the left bank of the Dniester, no one suffered as a result of the accident. During the investigation, it was established that the armored vehicle first entered a tree, hit a concrete pillar and then entered the household, demolishing the fence.
The same source writes that the armored vehicle was transporting a cannon from Dubasari to Tiraspol, to a factory. The cannon had defects and needed to be repaired. At the moment, the so-called inspectors establish all the circumstances of the accident.