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SSU has liquidated a scheme of illegal imports worth hundreds of millions

26 May, 2022
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SSU has liquidated a scheme of illegal imports worth hundreds of millions

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The Security Service of Ukraine has liquidated a scheme of illegal imports from a sanctioned Russian enterprise worth hundreds of millions of UAH.

Participants in the deal illegally shipped wholesale consignments of chemical products from Russia to Ukraine. The supplier was one of the largest industrial enterprises of the aggressor country, which is under the sanctions of the National Security and Defense Council.

The total volume of imported sanctioned goods amounted to over UAH 300 million. Relevant amounts were transferred to the accounts of Russian producers who participated in financing the full-scale invasion of Russia on the territory of our state.

It was established that the criminal scheme was organized by two leaders of the importing company, who turned out to be Russian citizens. According to the investigation, they found supplies to Ukraine of mineral fertilizers and feed additives on an industrial scale from an affiliated plant in Russia.

To circumvent the sanctions, the attackers entered into the customs declarations knowingly inaccurate information about the origin of goods.

During searches in the offices and warehouses of the organizers of the deal in Kyiv, as well as Khmelnytsky and Vinnytsia regions, law enforcement officers found:

  • almost 6.5 thousand tons of products;
  • documentation with evidence of illegal activity.

According to the SBU, the detected sanctioned goods and bank accounts of the commercial structure controlled by the Russian Federation were seized in the amount of almost UAH 150 million.

A pre-trial investigation is currently underway to prosecute all those involved in the crime.

SBU officers carried out measures to detect offenses under the procedural guidance of the Kyiv City Prosecutor's Office and with the assistance of the State Tax Service.


The Odessa Journal

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