The activities of the organizations of the Ukrainian businessman Sergey Kurchenko has provoked fuel crisis in the self-proclaimed Donetsk people's Republic, according to the interior Ministry DND.
first Deputy Minister of petrol and energy of the self-proclaimed Luhansk national Republic Alexander Melnichuk reported that the Prosecutor's office LNR instituted criminal proceedings on the criminal code on the fact of fraud Kurchenko, who sought a monopoly on the supply of petrol, oil and lubricants (POL) in the Republic.
"The activities of Serhiy Kurchenko and his organizations not only led to multimillion-dollar losses, but also created, at present, great congestion of fuel in the Republic that led to the crisis in the business sphere. This Ukrainian businessman used to live and work according to the Ukrainian laws, more precisely, very well learned to get around them " - quoted the interior Ministry on Wednesday.
the Ministry commented that, according to the information of the investigation, agents Also took with filling stations in advance for fuel supplies and fuel, " but the delivery is not carried out "." It was also determined that during its existence the company illegally charged Residents of the Republic for the use of natural gas, although there was no law that he was not " - said the interior Ministry.
before the head of the self-proclaimed LNR and DND signed a decree which forbade to supply petroleum products and lubricants in the Republic of Kurchenko's companies due to the disruption of fuel supplies, After which the FSC was formed is a shortage of petroleum and increased prices. The activity of the businessman is being investigated by the DNI on the subject of probable sabotage to destabilize the situation in the Donbass, pending investigation Kurchenko and his Commissioners will not be able to enter the area of DND.
at rallies in early April last year the residents of Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine, do not recognise the legitimacy of the February coup, announced the development of " people's republics ". After held in may referendum the Republic declared its sovereignty, put together their own authorities. 2 November in DND and LNR elections of heads of republics and deputies of parliaments. Kiev DND and LNR not recognize. The Ukrainian authorities in April of last year began military action against the republics. According to the final data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 8 thousand people.