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SBU blocks financing scheme of DNR terrorist organization

SBU officers under the procedural supervision of the Prosecutor's Office blocked financing of DNR terrorist organization via illegal supplies of gas liquids from Russia to temporarily occupied territory of Donbas.

In the framework of initiated criminal proceeding, SBU operatives established that two natives of Donetsk region, who moved to Kharkiv, organized the illegal business. From 2014, with the use of controlled commercial structures, they provided militants with LPG fuel across an uncontrolled border line. Part of the imported fuel went directly to illegal armed formation of the so-called DNR. The dealers paid ‘import taxes’ to the quasi-republic.

Law enforcers detained both criminals in Kharkiv and served them notice of suspicion in committing the crime stipulated by Part 3 Article 258-5 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

The pre-trial investigation is ongoing.

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Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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