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SBU detains members of organised group involved in robberies of commercial entities (video)

Within the framework of initiated criminal proceeding, the SBU officers in cooperation with the National Police under the procedural supervision of the Prosecutor's Office detained members of the organized group involved in attacks on commercial entities and arms trafficking.

The SBU operatives established that the criminals received from their clients the “tasks” related to bullying their business competitors in Kyiv and Kyiv region. The SBU officers documented that during 2018 the group members used grenade launchers on commercial property, in particular, on Construction company PJSC HC “Kyivmiskbud", and executed arson attack on vehicles.

During the pre-trial investigation, the law enforcers established that the the group was led by Russian citizen, and documented that he sold to his clients ten RPG-26 and seven RPG-22 grenade launchers. The organizer of illegal business was detained in Kyiv on transferring part of money received from sale of military means of destruction.

In the course of authorized investigative actions law enforcers seized from the organizer of the group the money received from the weapons sale, ammunition, suppressors, almost 10 kilos of marijuana and Police ID issued in another name.

During searches at the places of group members’ residences the SBU officers seized schemes of “approaching” the necessary facilities, as well as weapons and foreign currency.   

According to the operative information, the criminals received the weapons from an Armed Forces officer engaged in JFO area. The clients received “goods” with the help of so-called “implants” set up in the forest of  Zaporizhia region.

The Shevchenkivskyi District Court of Kyiv considered the materials of the criminal proceeding and chose custody as a measure of restraint against the organizer and active group members.

Investigations are ongoing in the framework of criminal proceeding initiated under Part 1 Article 263 and Article 257 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.


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Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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