SBU reveals mechanism of illegal financial operations with so-called DNR/LNR
The SBU officers together with State Fiscal Service revealed and blocked mechanism of illegal financial operations with temporarily occupied territories.
The law enforcers found out that a merchant with his associates organized illegal transfer of money through international payment systems with the so-called DNR/LNR. In the Ukrainian controlled territory, he converted electronic money into cash, which was delivered by couriers to the temporarily occupied territories of Donbas. According to the secret service, the leaders of illegal armed formations controlled this business in DNR/LNR.
In the process of searches in the Kyiv office of the merchant, the SBU officers confiscated almost 120,000 USD and financial documentation that evidence the frauds. According to previous information, the general extent of illegal transfers was 0,5 mln USD a quarter.
A criminal case under Article 200 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine is launched.
The pretrial investigation is under way.
SBU Press Center
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