SBU uncovers famous clothing manufacturer on financing terrorism
The SBU officers uncovered the famous clothing manufacturer on financing terrorist organization of “LNR”.
During the pre-trial investigation the law enforcers established that the offenders organized production of goods on the territory of Luhansk region, that is temporarily uncontrolled by the Ukrainian authorities. The manufactured goods were sold in the network of branded stores throughout Ukraine. According to the SBU information, the offenders “paid taxes” to the so-called state authorities of the “LNR”, using money, in particular, for financing militants’ illegal armed formations.
The SBU investigators conducted a number of authorized searches in the premises and storages of the merchants in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Odesa, Lviv, Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhzhya and Poltava regions. During these searches, the law enforcers uncovered documentation and a significant amount of finished goods.
The analysis of the seized materials and documents confirms the fact of production these goods exactly using production facilities located in the temporarily occupied territories of Luhansk region. The SBU operatives established that afterwards these goods were transported through the uncontrolled part of the Ukrainian border to the RF. The offenders forged documents concerning manufacture of goods allegedly on the territory of the RF and other countries, and on that base imported goods through the customs border of Ukraine for realization.
The pre-trial investigation in the criminal proceeding, initiated on the grounds of the material elements of committing crimes, stipulated by Part 3 Article 27, Part 1 Article 205, Part 2 Article 200, Part 1, 2, 3 Article 258-5, Part 2 Article 364, Part 4 Article 190, Part 3 Article 209 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, is under way.
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