SBU raids premises of security company owned by pro-Russian church cleric

18:00, 27 February 2019
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According to the SBU press service, on February 26, within the framework of criminal proceedings launched, investigators conducted authorized searches in 'Stealth Security Service' Group, co-founded by one of the clergymen of the former UOC-MP.

Law enforcers tentatively established that as a result of the illegal activities of said business entities that evaded taxes failed to pay to the budget over UAH 9 million, causing significant damage to the economic potential of the country.

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During the investigation, the operatives collected documents testifying that the defendants committed a crime, provided for by Part 3 of Art. 212 (grave tax evasion) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

In addition, during the searches, literature was seized with anti-Ukrainian content, calling for inter-religious hatred, as well as firearms and ammunition.

Also, the Security Service of Ukraine notes the connection of the said clergyman of the former UOC-MP had been established  with Russian paramilitary structures.

As UNIAN reported earlier, on February 22, NABU conducted searches at the Poltava Regional State Administration.

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