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SBU detects ex-deputy of Odesa city council and the building owner in terrorism financing

SBU officials detected facts of illegal armed groups of so-called “DNR” and “LNR” financing by the ex-deputy of Odesa city council jointly with the management of building company.

The law-enforcers established that one of big Odesa building owners isn’t mention part of sold property in financial documents and receives in cash. Afterwards money was handled to one of ex-deputies of Odesa city council, which has “interest” in building business. The secret service officials documented that the deputy, put on international wanted list, is hiding from Ukrainian justice in the territory of Russia and places percent of the sum to financing of illegal armed groups of “DNR”/”LNR” terrorist organizations.

In the frameworks of criminal proceeding, initiated under p.2 Article 258-5 of the Criminal code of Ukraine, the searches in offices of the building company and residences of involved persons have been taking place for receiving of additional evidences of terrorism financing.

In accordance with findings of investigations the SBU officials detected and seized financial and economic documents, over UAH 20 mil (USD 740000) in cash and about 100 seals of sham businesses.

The investigation examines circumstances of using the mentioned enterprises and money in the scheme of terrorism financing, involving ex-deputy of Odesa city council.        


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Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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