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 SBU accuses coal supplier to state-owned Centrenergo in financing DPR terrorists

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has accused the owner of Sodeistvie private enterprise (Kostiantynivka, Donetsk region), a supplier of coal from the Anti-Terrorist (ATO) zone to power plants of state-run public joint-stock company Centrenergo of financing terrorists.

The ruling of the Zhovtnevyi District court of Mariupol of August 11, 2015 published in the state register of court rulings reads, Censor.NET reports citing Interfax-Ukraine.

"The terrorists' organization [DPR] is financed by "person_2" using a number of businesses registered both in Ukraine and abroad that actually belong to "person_2" to hide the illegal operations registered to straw parties, including Sodeistvie private enterprise, the founder of which is mother of "person_2," the court materials read .

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According to the state register of companies, the owner of Sodeistvie is Tetiana Avtonomova. Her son Dmytro Avtonomov is mentioned as head of Donbasugol and Vostokuglemet on the website of the terrorists' organization DPR, .

SBU said that Sodeistvie, in exchange of financing of DPR, received a permit from chieftains of the terrorists' organization to extract coal on the territories that are beyond control of Ukraine.

"Due to advantages provided by chieftains of the DPR terrorists', the enterprice extracts coal products [without permits from Ukrainian power agencies] on the territory that is temporarily uncontrolled by Ukraine, including the town of Torez, and illegally supplies it to the territory of other Ukrainian regions where the products are sold," the court ruling reads .

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SBU said that the owner of Sodeistvie transferred the money received for coal to the accounts of his companies located outside Ukraine, in particular, Trade Systems LLC (Rostov, Russia, officially owned by Yevgeny Teplov).

"Then, the cash is delivered to the territory of DPR via the uncontrolled sections of the Ukrainian border where they are sent to the DPR Republican Bank in the form of taxes and charitable contributions," the case materials read .

Finally, the funds received for coal sold in Ukraine are distributed between DPR military detachments and used to purchase military equipment, weapons and engineer equipment to commit terrorist' acts against Ukrainian soldiers and Ukrainian authorities.

The court have attached 37 cars full of coal extracted by Sodeistvie.

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