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 "Society has the right to demand resignation," - Avakov on AMCU's involvement in terrorist financing scheme

Ukraine's Interior Minister Arsen Avakov believes the withdrawal of funds to Russia by the tobacco monopoly Megapolis Ukraine Ltd. (Tedis Ukraine) would have been impossible without assistance of the leadership of the Antimonopoly Committee.

Censor.NET reports quoting Avakov as saying at a joint briefing with Prosecutor General Yurii Lutsenko.

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"The head of the supervisory board of Degtyarev Plant, a producer of machine guns and assault rifles for the Russian army, leads the legal department that manages the entire business activity of Megapolis. This fact was established by investigators... According to our estimates, between 2 and 3 billion hryvnia (approx. $92.2 million) was siphoned off into the "black" market and forwarded to the Russian Federation through front companies.

"I would also like to say a few words about the role of the Antimonopoly Committee in this long-lasting scam. It is this agency that must investigate and prevent this kind of monopoly situation. For quite a while, AMCU checks did not find any problems here... Of course, we are 'amused' by today's absence of Antimonopoly Committee Head Terentiev from the workplace," Avakov said.
 
 
 
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