In Moldova explained why it delayed the extradition judge Chaus

В Молдове объяснили, почему задерживается экстрадиция судьи Чауса

NICU Popescu arrived in Kiev

At the moment Moldova goes to the independent, beyond the control of the Executive branch of government, explained the Minister NICU Popescu.

Extradition of fugitive judge Nicholas Chaus delayed, but the authorities of Moldova to cooperate with Ukraine on this issue. On Monday, September 9, said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Moldova NICU Popescu in a course a press-conferences in Kiev with his Ukrainian counterpart Vadim Pristayko.

“Now there is no result, and I can’t promise, but I can assure you that we will do our best to cooperate with Ukraine to resolve this and other cases,” – said Popescu.

He explained that at the moment, Moldova is moving from the old system to the independent, beyond the control of the Executive branch.

In turn, Pristayko said that Ukraine raises the question of Leadership at all levels, because it really wants to get the judge.

“If our Moldovan friends need time to approach this issue, we’ll wait, but we hope that this moment would come soon enough,” said Pristayko.

We will remind, Nikolay Chaus suspected of bribery. In particular, investigated bribery in the amount of 150 thousand dollars for sentencing in the interests of the defendants. He held the money in a glass jar.

12 September 2016, the court allowed to detain the judge Chaus. Later, he was declared internationally wanted.

In March 2017, the Chisinau court of arrested former judge for 15 days for illegal crossing of the Moldavian border. However, on 22 April he was released.

The Moldovan authorities refused to grant political asylum to the Chaus, but the decision on extradition is still pending.

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