The SSU informed the head of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation about the suspicion that it is introducing a “ruble zone” in the occupied regions of Ukraine

The Security Service continues to expose the crimes of high-ranking Russian officials who are involved in starting and waging war against Ukraine.

As a result of investigative and operational actions, the SSU collected evidence of the participation of the head of the central bank of the Russian Federation, Elvira Nabiullina, in the financing of military groups of the aggressor country.

She organized the introduction of the so-called “ruble zone” in the temporarily occupied areas of the south and east of Ukraine.

To do this, she gave instructions to open “branches” of the Kremlin-controlled “Promsvyazbank” based on captured branches of Ukrainian financial institutions.

In addition, the head of the Russian Central Bank assisted the local occupation administrations of the Russian Federation in blocking the circulation of the hryvnia.

To implement this, the enemy banned electronic transactions and cash payments in hryvnia in the captured territories, and also made it impossible to collect Ukrainian currency.

According to the investigation, the “ruble” revenues to the budget of the Russian Federation received in this way were aimed at financing the needs of the military-industrial complex and occupation groups.

Based on the SBU’s evidence, the head of the Central Bank of Russia was notified of the suspicion under Part 3 of Art. 110 (intentional actions committed by a representative of the authorities, with the prior conspiracy of a group of persons, to change the boundaries of the territory and the state border of Ukraine and violate the order established by the Constitution of Ukraine, which led to the death of people and other serious consequences) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

The issue of declaring the suspect on the international wanted list is being resolved.

Disclosure measures were carried out by employees of the Main Department of Counterintelligence Support of Critical Infrastructure Objects and Combating Terrorism Financing of the SSU under the procedural guidance of the Prosecutor General’s Office.

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