SBU: State budget loses billions of hryvnias from illegal petrol stations (video added)
SBU officials within more than 20 criminal proceedings stopped activities of almost 300 illegal petrol stations in all regions of Ukraine.
Operatives and investigators of the special service documented that stations operated in violation of the applicable legislation. Their activity increased danger for the wider public and led to the massive shortfall in local budgets. According to preliminary estimates of experts, only for two years the amount of unpaid to state taxes exceeded UAH 10 billion.
During the special operation, which was carried out by the order of the President of Ukraine, SBU regional departments have inspected entities that sell dangerous to life and health of citizens fuel and lubricating materials.
Operation is carried out under the procedural supervision of the Prosecutor's Office with the involvement of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine experts and representatives of the local communities. Currently, experts have begun dismantling of illegal constructions. The pre-trial investigation is under way.
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