Head of Border Police sues Ministry of Internal Affairs after being admitted as a suspect for negligence in service in connection with the armed attack at the airport
The head of the Border Police, Rosian Vasiloi, has contested the reprimand imposed on him following the investigation into the armed incident at Chisinau International Airport (AIC), and the case has already been assigned, Anticoruptie.md reports.
According to the source, on the website of the courts, at 11:35 a.m., a notice was posted on the creation of the file Rosian Vasiloi vs. Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Moldova – Actions on control of legality of administrative acts of ministries.
The head of the Border Police, Rosian Vasiloi, announced on Monday, September 18, that he has been recognized as a suspect for committing the crime of negligence in service, in connection with the armed attack that took place at Chisinau International Airport on June 30, which took the lives of two employees.
He also said that he is to apply for unpaid leave for a period of more than 30 days.
Two months after the armed attack at the Chisinau airport, in which two people were killed, Adrian Efros, Minister of Internal Affairs, presented on Monday, September 4, the results of the internal investigation on the case.
According to him, nine airport employees were disciplined, four of whom were dismissed. The head of the Border Police, Rosian Vasiloi, was disciplined with a severe reprimand.
The State Secretary of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MAI), Igor Trofimov, was relieved of his duties on the basis of his resignation following the armed attack at Chisinau International Airport. The decision was taken on Wednesday 6 September by the Cabinet of Ministers.
Armed attack at Chisinau airport
On Friday 30 June, an armed attack took place at Chisinau airport. Unhappy that he was refused entry to Moldova, a man from Turkey, a citizen of Tajikistan, attacked the border policeman Serghei Muntean, took his gun and shot him. The attacker then shot another person, airport security employee Igor Ciofu. Both victims died.
Law enforcement officers immediately intervened at the scene. Passengers were evacuated from the airport and flights were delayed. About an hour after the first shots were fired, the attacker was captured by employees of the Lightning Special Purpose Police Brigade. The Chisinau prosecutor’s office has opened a criminal case.
The man who shot dead two people at Chisinau International Airport is Rustam Ashurov Karimovich, a citizen of Tajikistan, born on 25 March 1980, resident of Dushanbe, who, before committing the double murder in Chisinau, was part of a “criminal group” that kidnapped a first vice-president of the bank “Orienbank” (a bank in Tajikistan). According to the Dushanbe Prosecutor General’s Office, on 23 June 2023, at 22:10, a week before the incident at the Chisinau airport, Ismatulloev Shuhrat Abdugafforovich, first vice-president of “Orienbank” Tajikistan, was kidnapped by an “organised criminal group” from a street in Dushanbe.
Rustam Ashurov, a former employee of Tajikistan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs, was sentenced in November 2012 to 13 years in prison for armed robbery. According to ZdG sources, in 2019 Ashurov was pardoned. Thousands of prisoners in Tajikistan were released from the sanctions of the law that year.
On Monday evening, July 3, the attacker of the Chisinau airport died on his hospital bed.