Employees of the security service of Ukraine held a large-scale special operation and stopped activity of the konvertatsionny center, through which was financed the Pro-Russian terrorist organization «DNR/LNR», — informs the official website of the Department.
«Envelope» served about 50 companies from Odesa, Mykolaiv, Dnipropetrovsk oblasts, Kyiv and Kharkiv. Customers transferred money into cash through fraud operations, and also legalized money obtained from questionable sources with concealment from taxation. The monthly turnover of a conversion center was almost $ 50 million.
The attackers worked in different cities of Ukraine. The staff of the Odessa management of SBU detained in Dnepropetrovsk accountant, in Nikolaev — lawyer in Odessa, the organizer of the konvertatsionny center, investigative actions were held in Kyiv, Kharkiv and Lviv. Among the participants of illegal business have been former employees of the interior Ministry in the Luhansk region, which also detained by police officers. Established that part of the money received from the activity envelope were forwarded to the financing of illegal armed groups in the temporarily occupied certain districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions (ORDA).
During searches at the premises of the conversion center, which is located simultaneously in several cities, the staff of intelligence service withdrew more than 50 seals commercial structures, including dummy, and 14 thousand dollars, 3 thousand euros and supporting documentation for implementation of financial transactions.
Blocked accounts 65 the conversion center at 23 banking institutions, including those with Russian capital. 17 banks have already seized more than 5 million hryvnias, the test continues.
Open criminal proceedings under article 258-5 («financing of terrorism») Criminal code of Ukraine.
Continues urgent investigative steps to bring to justice all persons involved in the activity of the konvertatsionny center.
The investigating authorities of security service of Ukraine for the period from February 2014 to late July 2015 188 investigated criminal cases under article 258-5 of the Criminal code of Ukraine («financing of terrorism»).
We will remind, in April of 2015, Ukrainian law enforcement liquidated the konvertatsionny center with an annual turnover of over 1 billion USD.
The security service of Ukraine stopped activity of the powerful «envelope» that permitted the financing of militants ORDO 23.02.2016