Moldovan politician and businessman Renato Usatii released after interrogation

Moldovan politician and businessman Renato Usatii released after interrogation
Renato Usatii

On the eve, he returned to Moldova, where he faces up to 20 years in prison for organizing an attempted murder.

Moldovan Prosecutor’s Office annulled the arrest warrant for the leader of the Our Party Renato Usatii, who was detained the day before after crossing the Romanian-Moldovan border, Interfax reports.

After his release, Usatii declared to his supporters, who had come to support him, that he was now obliged to report to the Prosecutor’s Office on demand. That, however, is not a problem for him. Moreover, according to the politician, he is ready to bring materials against the regime of Plahotniuc, which he has found during this time.

He also noted that he was ready to “support and help the new government” of the country and continue his political career. In particular, shortly, he is going to drive around all the localities where he has like-minded people. However, he will visit his parents first.

Recall, Renato Usatii went to Moscow in August 2016, after Moldovan authorities filed criminal charges against him - on the facts of threats to officials during the election campaign and on charges of ordering the murder of banker German Gorbuntsov in 2012. Gorbuntsov was then wounded in London but survived.

In February 2018, Usatii resigned from the post of Mayor of Balti.

At the end of 2018, he left Russia after searches were conducted in his house near Moscow. In May of this year, The CrimeRussia found Usatii declared wanted by the Interior Ministry of the Russian Federation within the case of Colonel Dmitry Zakharchenko.

Usatii refuted this and accused President of Moldova Igor Dodon, the chairman of the Democratic Party of Moldova oligarch Vlad Plahotniuc and former banker German Gorbuntsov of pressure on him.

All this time Usatii lived in Germany and Romania.

After a recent revolution in Moldova, he announced his return to his homeland.

On the evening of June 14, the current government of the country resigned, current Prime Minister Pavel Filip reports.

On June 16, Usatii crossed the border in the Skuleni district, where he was detained and sent for interrogation to Chisinau.

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