Censor.NET reports citing the statement by the press center of the Security Service of Ukraine.
"The law enforcers found that one of Odesa's major developers sold a part of real estate off-the-books. The received cash was transferred to a former Odesa city council member having a stake in this company.
"SBU operatives established that the ex-official, who was on the international wanted list, was evading the Ukrainian justice in the territory of the Russian Federation and donated a part of his income to the illegal armed groups of the "DPR" and "LPR" terrorist organizations.
The law enforcers searched developer's office and homes of its senior executives seeking additional evidence of the terrorism financing. They found and seized financial records, more than 20 million hryvnia in cash and more than a hundred seals of shell firms.
The investigators now establish role of these firms and cash in the terrorism funding scheme run by the Odesa city council ex-member.