Security Service of Ukraine blocked 75 mln UAH on accounts of Donetsk terrorists received from Russia

Vasyl Hrytsak, the head of SSU

Vasyl Hrytsak, the head of SSU

Security Service of Ukraine together with State Committee for Financial Monitoring of Ukraine blocked multi-million channel of financing of terrorists of so-called Donetsk People’s Republic. Businessmen from Donetsk Region developed multistage mechanism of converting money they got from Russia into cash via banking system.

During June and July of this year several Russian companies using fake contracts transferred about 100 million UAH to one Joint Stock Company from Donetsk Region. The money that they received they transferred to another limited liability company that they controlled. Both companies were located on temporary occupied territories, but they also re-registered based on Ukrainian laws.

After that in order to convert money into cash they were transferred to personal accounts of 30 different people, those accounts were opened in a branch of one bank. After that criminals planned to take part of the cash to temporary occupied territory and they planned to use part of the money for financing terrorist groups.

Personal accounts and accounts of those companies were blocked, in total there are 75 mln UAH on those accounts now.

Criminal case was started based on Article 258-5 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

Investigation continues.

Reported by Security Service of Ukraine at www.sbu.gov.ua

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