The SBU blocked the scheme of the "LNR" terrorists financing by means of a deal with the getting of pensions by citizens from the temporarily occupied territories, - the SBU press center reports.
Operatives of the Security Council of Ukraine found that an unlawful scheme was organized by a member of one of the illegal armed formations of the "LNR". He involved a family of displaced persons from Luhansk, a courier-carrier and several other people in its implementation.
"The malefactor was looking for senior citizens in the Luhansk region, offered to register and receive Ukrainian pensions in Kharkiv through his intermediary. Employees of the secret service documented that after withdrawal of money from the cards, the courier transported them to the organizer in the "LNR". Then, the gang member gave part of the amount to pensioners, and the rest money was collected for him and his accomplices. The estimated "profit" of the malefactors was about $19 thousand", - the report said.
Operatives of the Security Council of Ukraine conducted a series of authorized searches in cars and houses of the scheme participants in Kharkiv and Popasna of the Luhansk oblast.
During their conduct, law enforcement officers seized more than 60 bank cards, IDP certificates and copies of passports of citizens, living in the uncontrolled territories. More than $4 thousand and "black accounts", which confirm the transaction, were seized from the malefactors.
Investigative activities are being continued in the framework of criminal proceedings under articles 258-3 and 258-5 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. During the pre-trial investigation, information on the participation of officials of state social institutions in the scheme is being checked.