Investigators uncovered a criminal group that engaged in criminal sale of coal mined in the Donbas, said the Minister of internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov on his page century
The head of the group, according to Avakov, was the son of the former Governor of Donetsk oblast Anatoliy Blyznyuk.
"Today, suppressed the activities of illegal groups under the leadership of A. A. Bliznyuk(the son of the former Governor of the Donetsk region ", - wrote Avakov.
according to his statement, the coal produced in the territories of Luhansk and Donetsk regions, illegally exported from Donbass to Ukraine, And then sold a number of plants, for example, "Kramatorskteploenergo" that receives funds from the budget of Ukraine. After the sale of the money passed through a fictitious company and exported in DND and LNR.
the investigation was conducted 20 searches, as well As among them in Kiev and Donetsk region.
"in the course of searches, seized about 200 thousand USD, about 12 million hryvnia, dozens of Bank cards, dozens of mobile phones, SIM cards Ukrainian and Russian operators, the rental documents and keys to safe Deposit boxes," said Avakov.
Ukraine due to the conflict in the Donbass lost the vast number of mines. On beyond the control of Kiev remained the most profitable mines, And companies, remaining under the control of the authorities of Ukraine, produce unprofitable gas coals. Most of these plants unprofitable, the government has no money for their maintenance, for this reason, it is expected that a phased closure.