Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine accuses state railway company Ukrzaliznytsia of having business ties with separatist republics

The Main Military Prosecutor General’s Office, in the context of the case on financing terrorism, conducted 28 simultaneous searches of the accommodation and premises of companies, including Ukrzaliznytsia (Ukrainian Railways).

“It has been established that a number of commercial enterprises and officials of the public company Ukrzaliznytsia organized the shipment of the products of enterprises located in the LPR (Luhansk People’s Republic) and DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic), for the needs of PLC Ukrzaliznytsia, which resulted in the transfer of funds to the budget of the pseudo-republics by executing payments through a number of fictitious enterprises,” the website of the Prosecutor General’s Office reports.

Furthermore, as the report states, “the mentioned persons acting in association and in the interests of the Russian Federation, while representing Russian enterprises (including the Federal Freight company, which is under current sanctions by Ukraine), with the collaboration of PLC Ukrzaliznytsia officials, committed the actions of reducing tariffs for Russian companies by making agreements on railway freight transit in Ukrainian territory”.

The contract with the head of Ukrainian Railways Voytsekh Balchun ended on June 5. The Cabinet of Ministers will decide in the near future whether or not to extend his contract.

Recently law enforcement organizations have announced a number of criminal cases relating to officials of Ukrzaliznytsia.

  Ukrzaliznytsya, Prosecutor General's Office, DPR, LPR, Corruption