SBU exposed the capital’s pharmaceutical company for financing DPR militants through the pharmacy business in Donetsk

The Security Service has eliminated another channel for financing illegal armed groups in the east of our country. During the counterintelligence operation in Kyiv, the activities of a commercial structure were blocked, which transferred almost UAH 8 million to the “budget” of the so-called “DPR”.

The money came to the occupation administration in the form of payment of “taxes” from the network of pharmacies operating in the territory of ORDLO.

Terrorist leaders used the proceeds to provide material and technical support to groups involved in the full-scale aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine.

It was established that two managers of a Kyiv enterprise who owned more than 50 pharmacies in temporarily occupied Donetsk were involved in illegal activities. They “re-registered” outlets to run illegal businesses.

In the capital’s dealers’ office, law enforcement officers found evidence of financial and economic activities in the so-called “DPR”.

Currently, both organizers of the deal have been informed about the suspicion of committing a crime under Part 2 of Art. 258-5 (terrorist financing) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The issue of choosing a measure of restraint in the form of detention is being resolved.

SBU officers carried out measures to expose the perpetrators under the procedural guidance of the Kyiv Regional Prosecutor’s Office.

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