Ex-deputy of Odesa City Council complicit in financing "LPR/DPR" militants – SBU

11:20, 16 November 2017
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The SBU Security Service of Ukraine exposed the facts of financing of the illegal armed formations, the so-called "Donetsk People's Republic" ("DPR") and "Luhansk People's Republic" ("LPR"), by a former deputy of the Odesa City Council together with the management of a construction company, the SBU's press center reported.

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Law enforcers have established that one of the major Odesa developers conceals part of the sold property in its financial reports and gets paid in cash. Then the money is transferred to one of the former deputies of the Odesa City Council, who has "interests" in the construction business.

"Special services officers documented that the deputy, earlier put on the international wanted list, found a safe haven in Russia and allocated a share of his profit for funding the so-called "DPR" and "LPR", the report says.

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