SBU reveals a mechanism of supplying industrial equipment for coal mines to the so-called "DNR"
Employees of the Security Service of Ukraine exposed the unlawful activities of a group, organizing a mechanism of supplying industrial equipment for coal mines to the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk region.
Special service operatives have established that during 2018-2019, the domestic machine builder on documents allegedly exported mining equipment to Russian companies. In fact, industrial equipment was delivered to coal mining enterprises located in the "DNR” terrorist organization. After crossing the Ukrainian-Russian border, products under the scheme of "interrupted transit" were delivered by organizers of the illegal scheme to the so-called "DNR" for use in "nationalized" enterprises.
Employees of the Security Service of Ukraine documented that the attackers transferred equipment to the militants for a total amount of more than 50 million hryvnias. The funds received were directed at financing of the "DNR institutions", in particular the power bloc, as well as other measures to keep captured by terrorists territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
During conduction of authorized investigations in the administrative buildings of enterprises and at the places of residence of the persons involved in the proceedings, the law enforcement officers seized the documentation, electronic media of the information, draft records containing the data confirming the implementation of the transaction. Explosive devices and over half a million hryvnias were also seized.
At present, the prosecutor of Donetsk region served to the organizer of illegal activities, which is a deputy of the Donetsk Regional Council, a notice of suspicion under Part 2 of Art. 258-5 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
The issues of serving a notice of suspicion and choosing the measure of restraint in the form of custody for other offenders are being decided.
The investigation is ongoing.
The operation was carried out by the employees of the Main Directorate of the Security Service of Ukraine in Donetsk and Luhansk regions, which were involved in the Joint Forces Operation, together with the Main Directorate of counter-intelligence protection of the state economy of the SBU under the procedural guidance of the Donetsk Regional Prosecutor's Office.
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