Pharmacies in Kiev and Dnipro financed the separatists – SBU

Аптеки в Киеве и Днепре финансировали сепаратистов – СБУ

Ukraine’s security service blocked another channel of financing separatists

Head of pharmacy chains is reported about suspicion in Commission of criminal offence article on the financing of terrorism.

The security service of Ukraine blocked in Kiev and the Dnieper, the mechanism of financing of the terrorist activities of separatists “DNR” through the sales of medicines in pharmacies. About it reports a press-service SBU on Wednesday, September 4.

“Operatives of the secret service determined that from 2015, the defendants (some of them until 2014 – senior officials) established several pharmacy chains, and was operated as controlled by the Ukrainian authorities of the territory and in “DNR”. Using the details of Bank institutions operating on the temporarily occupied territories, contrary to the current legislation of Ukraine, the attackers systematically transferred funds to the tax authorities psevdorespubliki”, – stated in the message.

Militiamen carried out searches at the place of residence and work defendants in the case in Kiev and the Dnieper, seized the money, ingots of precious metals and other valuables worth more than 5 million hryvnia.

Was also discovered mobile phones with the correspondence on the conduct of illegal activities, computers and server equipment on which the data is stored on the details of the mechanism, documentation of financial-economic nature, indicating the interaction of the defendants with representatives of the “DNR”, as well as documents for operations withdrawal controlled entities in the shadow turnover.

Head of pharmacy chains is reported about suspicion in Commission of criminal offence article on the financing of terrorism (article 258 part 2-5 of the criminal code of Ukraine). It elected a measure of restraint in the form of detention with alternative collateral.

Before it became known that the SBU detained the organizer of the supply of products in the “LDNR”. A resident of Kharkov was headed by two businesses that are specialized in the export of food products.

It was also reported that the SBU detained “financiers” who translated “LC” 60 million hryvnia. They have created illegal financial center, had 10 offices and an extensive network of payment terminals.

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