More than 20 employees of the fake "Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry", operating in the occupied territory of the Donetsk oblast, were detained on suspicion of "embezzling money in the amount of $1.8 million". This is reported by press service of the so-called "DNR MIA".
It is noted that "a number of high-ranking officials of the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry" in CDDO was engaged in "embezzling the money resources of state-owned enterprises that are part of the ministry in an especially large amount".
In particular, the fake "minster of coal industry" Golenko is accused of "having created an organized criminal group for the purpose of illegal personal enrichment, whose participants, under the guise of supplying material assets and providing services, committed the embezzlement of state-owned enterprises".
It is noted that during the period from January 2017 till present, members of the organized crime group stole the funds of "state-owned enterprises", controlled by the "Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry", in the amount of $1.8 million.
Twenty-two "officials" of various levels were detained, seventeen of them are kept in custody as a preventive measure.
Blogger-propagandist Konstantin Dolgov, offended by the regime of the "DNR", reported the arrest of "minister" Golenko on February 22.