SBU's crackdown on terror funding: Over 100 raids under way in Zaporizhia

14:16, 21 December 2017
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The SBU Security Service of Ukraine is conducting a series of raids on local officials' houses in the city of Zaporizhia on Thursday, December 21.

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There are no investigative actions in their offices, sources in the SBU's Kyiv office told UNIAN.

Currently, searches are under way in the house of Deputy Zaporizhia Mayor Anatoliy Pustovarov, his assistants, as well as Deputy Head of Zaporizhia Regional Council Vladyslav Marchenko.

Read alsoSBU busts Cabinet official spying for RussiaAs the sources in the SBU told UNIAN, about 100 searches are being conducted simultaneously at different addresses.

The City Hall and the Regional Council do not officially comment on this information so far. The SBU's office in Zaporizhia region confirmed the fact of the investigation in a comment to UNIAN.

As UNIAN learned from its own sources, high-ranking local officials and their aides are suspected of possible links with structures that finance militants of the so-called "Donetsk People's Republic" ("DPR"), as well as the transfer of classified information to the territory beyond Ukraine's control.

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