Wednesday, 2 December

Staff of the Security Service of Ukraine have put an end to the illegal activity of the Motor Sich Group, which funded the activities of the so-called “DNR” for two years. This was reported by the press service of the department.

Within the pre-trial investigation SBU officers found that officials of the “Snizhnyansky Engineering plant”, which is located in the temporarily occupied territory of the Donetsk region, carried out transactions to Russia and the so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic”.

As a result of the deal, payments were received from “Snizhnyansk Engeneering Plant” in the form of payment of so-called “taxes and other mandatory payments”. In particular, in 2015, the plant paid more than 32 million Russian rubles to the budget of the so-called “DNR”. The plant also provided free of charge equipment for the needs of the so-called “Ministry of Income and Assembly of the Donetsk People’s Republic”, which directly financed the illegal armed formations of militants.

Investigators of the SBU have charged CEO of the financial department “Snizhnyansky Engineering plant” of a criminal offense, stipulated in Part 2 of Art. 258-5 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (Financing of Terrorism). The pre-trial investigation continues to establish all other persons involved in the financing of terrorist activities.

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