SBU conducts searches of sea terminal owned by Russian businessman
In Odesa Region the Security Service of Ukraine launched searches in offices of a private sea terminal, apartments and houses of its managers.
Investigative actions are carried out within criminal proceedings on suspicion of alleged USD 6 million embezzlement of tonnage dues under Part 5 Article 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
In 2015 a company of a well-known Russian businessman which owned the terminal illegally formalized receiving of port dues transferred then to the State Enterprise “Administration of Sea Ports of Ukraine”. It became possible with registration of property rights for water area of Adzhalytskyi Estuary belonging to the Ukrainian people according to the Constitution.
During searches the SBU officers seized unrecorded cash and stamps of off-shore companies. The pretrial investigation has to establish lawfulness of their obtaining and use.
Investigative actions are under way.
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