SBU blocks financing scheme of D/LNR terrorist organizations
SBU officers in Vinnytsia region, under the procedural guidance of the Prosecutor's Office, exposed and blocked the financing scheme of the D/LNR terrorist organizations.
The SBU operatives established that six Ukrainian citizens used economic entities they control for setting up supplies of consumer goods to terrorist organizations. The illegal scheme was implemented according to the so-called “pseudo-export” pattern: the goods under the guise of export were transported to Russia, for subsequent movement to separatist-held territories via terrorist-controlled checkpoints and customs posts. The traders systematically paid tax and customs payments to budgets of quasi-republics, which finance illegal armed groups.
In the framework of criminal proceeding initiated by Part 2 of Article 258-5 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine law enforcers detained organizers of the illegal scheme at their places of residence in Dnipro, Kharkiv and also in Rubizhne of Luhansk region.
The issue of serving a notice of suspicion to the detainees and enforcing custody is being decided.
Investigative actions are ongoing.
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