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SBU detects militants’ warehouses with goods and smuggled cigarettes near the contact line

SBU officials jointly with the servicemen and the fiscal service detected militants’ warehouses with smuggled cigarettes and goods for resale in the territory under Ukrainian power control near the contact line.

The secret service operatives in the frameworks of actions set on counteraction to terrorism financing established that the warehouses of one of illegal armed groups of the “DNR” terrorist organization are located in the grey zone near Verkhniotoretske (Donetsk region). The law-enforcers together with the servicemen under fire of militants seized consumer goods and computer equipment totaling over UAH 4,5 billion.

The SBU officials jointly with the SFS detected in the territory of Sloviiansk and Kostiantynivka districts the warehouses with smuggled cigarettes amounting to over UAH 4 million. The law-enforcers seized 150000 packs of tobacco products manufactured in the plant, which is located in the temporarily occupied territories.

According to the secret service, the militants’ associates planned to sell products in the territory under control of Ukraine and channel received money for the financing of illegal armed groups of terrorists. 

The seized goods are handed to the State fiscal service officials.

The priority investigations for identification of persons, involved into illegal delivery of goods are under way. 


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Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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