At the same time, the Rusputnikmd Telegram channel reported that Dodon had been detained for 72 hours, but RIA Novosti did not confirm this information in the prosecutor’s office of the republic.
Earlier that day, Marianna Kerpek, a spokeswoman for the country’s Prosecutor General’s Office, reported on searches in the house of the former president of Moldova. On May 18, she said that a criminal case had been opened against Dodon, the ex-leader of the republic was suspected of corruption. She explained that Acting Attorney General Dumitru Robu ordered a criminal prosecution because of the videos that appeared in the public space in the summer of 2020.
The video, which the press secretary of the Prosecutor General’s Office spoke about, was made on a hidden camera in June 2019. On it, the then leader of the Democratic Party, oligarch Vladimir Plahotniuc, discussed with Dodon the situation in the country after the parliamentary elections. Plahotniuc then tried to give the former head of Moldova a black package, which, presumably, contained money.
Dodon then refused to accept a bribe, but the opposition parties still accused him of corruption.