Ukrainian SBU detains one of the top managers of supermarket chain for relations with separatist republic

In Kyiv, employees of the State Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) detained one of the top managers of a supermarket chain through which the self-proclaimed DPR was financed, as the statement of the SBU press center reads.

“At the end of November, employees of the special service disclosed that merchants in the capital are part of a business which continued to function in the temporarily occupied territory. Law enforcement officers found that part of the income from these shops was being sent to illegal terrorist organizations,” the SBU noted.

Criminal proceedings have been initiated under part 1 of Article 258-5 (Financing of Terrorism) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, against one of the top managers of one of the commercial entities. The court had remanded him to custody as a preventive measure.

Urgent operational and investigative actions are also ongoing to bring to justice all the businessmen and managers involved in the deal.

The press center of the SBU did not provide the name of the supermarket chain.

  Ukraine, DPR