Ukraine’s Security Service, the SBU, discovered and eliminated illegal practices of paying social payments for 28 thousand people, allegedly internally displaced persons. The SBU’s press service reported this on Tuesday.
According to the service, these individuals were officially registered as internally displaced people. Their IDs said they were allegedly registered in Kharkiv region.
Monthly, all of their pensions and other social payments went to Ukrainian bank cards; later, the cash would be withdrawn by organizers of illegal operations in Kharkiv.
Later, the criminals would exchange Ukrainian hryvnas for Russian rubles and send the cash to the militant-controlled territory of Ukraine via Russia, specifically to fund and support terrorism in eastern Ukraine.
Currently, Ukraine’s Security Service checked about a half of the internally displaced persons who had their social allowance suspended. Two-thirds of them actually live in the enemy-held areas of Ukraine; that is, they have no right to receive pensions or any other social payments from the state treasury of Ukraine.