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Dnipro: SBU exposes businessmen on terrorism financing

The SBU officers exposed businessmen on financing DNR terrorist organizations in Dnipro.

The law enforcers established that a local resident in cooperation with the accomplices organized the illegal business in one of the rented offices of the regional centre. The “couriers” arrived to the office several times a week and delivered UAH in cash from the territory temporarily uncontrolled by the Ukrainian authorities, for converting into foreign currency. The SBU operatives documented that the unlawful activity was controlled by the leaders of one of the DNR illegal armed formations.

Dnipro-based former bank worker using “old links” to provide militants with the illegally purchased currency at below the National Bank rates. Part of the “washed” money was directed at financial and material support of the terrorist group.

During the searches in the offenders’ office premises, the SBU officers uncovered UAH 5,500,000 (over USD 208,300), financial documentation and computer equipment proving the illegal financial transactions.

The urgent investigative actions in the framework of the criminal proceeding under Part 1 Article 258-3 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine are under way.

 

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