SBU unveils mechanism of financing the occupation "administrations” through illegal operation of filling station chain on temporarily non-controlled territory
The SBU officers localized a mechanism of financing the Crimea occupation authority and pseudo-state authorities of the “DNR” terrorist organization through the illegal functioning of the filling station chain in the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine.
The law enforcers established that certain Ukrainian commercial structures organized an illegal scheme in order to control the activity of the chain of filling stations located in the temporarily occupied Crimea (at least nine stations) and in the Donetsk region (about 10 stations). The retail fuelling chain is controlled by management of the parent structure. The dealers paid to the “budgets” of the occupation administrations so-called "taxes” from the realized products’ profit.
According to the special service information, part of the products of the retail fuelling chain was used for provision of the pseudo-state authorities.
During the searches in offices and residences of criminals, SBU officers found the seals of the companies used in the retail fuelling chain, documents and computer equipment confirming the illegal activity.
Investigative actions are under way.
SBU Press Centre
For the Attention of the SBU Head