"The market has been captured by raiders, it has been funding a "Family," [colloquial term for entourage of ousted former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych] as well as separatism. Ivaniushchenko was in charge of smuggling through the Odesa seaport. After that, all counterfeit goods imported under his patronage were sold on the Seventh-Kilometer Market. In fact, it's a waste-free network of closed cycle. At the same time, market traders have to pay excessive taxes to market raiders. Billions have been overpassing the budget," Levus said.
According to the appeal, Ivaniushchenko forced former owners of the Seventh-Kilometer Market to transfer shares in a company's authorized capital in favor of entities under his control, for free.
Read alsoSBU blocks millions on bank accounts of ‘LPR minister’"Following a statement of Chairman of Associations of employers of Odesa region Yuriy Borshchenko made at a briefing in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on July 15, 2015, the SBU had obtained the documents confirming the transfer of funds by the Seventh-Kilometer Market to the Luhansk People's Republic terrorist organization," the document says.
MPs list a number of criminal proceedings investigated by the PGO and stress that they relate "to seizing the market, withdrawal of its activities into the shade, extortion of money from businessmen and financing of terrorism by transferring money on behalf of the market to companies, which are locatd in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine and associated with the above-mentioned former MP Yuriy Ivaniushchenko.