Censor.NET reports citing the SBU press center.
The criminals, who had connections with some health care facilities in Asia, recruited potential kidney donors among poor Ukrainian villagers during 2013-2015. Then the donors crossed the border to participate in illegal organ transplants. Terrorists of self-proclaimed Luhansk "republic" ordered UN institutions to leave Luhansk
"The criminals managed to send abroad 25 donors, citizens of both Ukraine and neighboring countries," the statement reads.
Criminal proceeding has been opened according to part 3 of Article 28 and part 1 of Article 143 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (violation of the legal order of transplantation of human organs and tissues committed by an organized group). Investigation continues.