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SBU blocks the scheme of “LNR” terrorists financing through the deal with receiving of social payments

SBU officials under procedural supervision of the Prosecutor’s Office blocked the scheme of terrorist organization “LNR” financing through the deal with receiving of pensions by the citizens of temporarily occupied territories.

The SBU operatives established that the member of one of “LNR” illegal armed groups organized the illegal scheme. He engaged in its realization the family of internally displaced persons from Luhansk, the courier and several more persons. The offender searched in Luhansk region senior citizens and proposed them to process and receive Ukrainian pensions in Kharkiv through his intermediary. 

The secret service officials documented that after withdrawal money form the cards the courier transferred them to the organizer in “LNR”. The group member gave part of the sum to pensioners and the rest of money took by him. The oriented “profit” of offenders comprised UAH 500000 (USD 19000).

The SBU operatives conducted range of authorized searches in Kharkiv and Popasna (Luhansk region) in the vehicles and residences of the scheme participants. The law-enforcers seized over 600 banking cards, copies of passports of citizens, residing in uncontrolled territories.

At present the investigations in the frameworks of criminal proceeding under Articles 258-3 and 258-5 of the Criminal code of Ukraine.

In due course of the investigation the data on participation of state social institutions officials in the scheme is checking.    

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Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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