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Сourt arrested 51 Belarusian tank cars that crossed the Chernihiv region border on the eve of the Russian invasion


Investigators of the Territorial Department of the State Bureau of Investigations of Kyiv initiated the arrest of 51 railway tank cars owned by the Republic of Belarus, which crossed the border with Ukraine on February 23. After the invasion, they provided logistics for the occupying Russian troops advancing in the direction of Chernihiv-Sumy. The tanks were filled with 3,000 tons of Belarusian and Russian diesel fuel. The products were allegedly destined for oil companies that are within Medvedchuk’s sphere of influence.

After the liberation of the Chernihiv region from Russian invaders, DBR investigators initiated a petition to the Pechersk District Court to seize the discovered property. Currently, the DBR is taking measures to transfer the seized assets to the Agency for Search and Management of Assets, and further – to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Some of the tanks were somewhat “damaged” after the successful fighting of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, but after the conclusions of the examination and repairs, they will also be used by the state.

According to this fact, a criminal case under Part 1 of Art. 437 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine – planning, preparation or resolution of aggressive war or military conflict, as well as participation in a conspiracy aimed at committing such acts.

The pre-trial investigation is ongoing. The Kyiv City Prosecutor’s Office provides procedural guidance.


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