Attackers tried to steal $ 10 million from Ministry of Finance

Source : 112 Ukraine

Attackers forged signature of Deputy Minister of Finance and wanted to seize 43.6 million cubic meters natural gas
20:13, 10 February 2020

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The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) prevented an illegal transaction for the appropriation of natural gas, which was at the disposal of the Ministry of Finance for use by public sector enterprises. The SBU press service reports.

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During the investigation, it was found that the attackers used fake documents allegedly signed by one of the deputy finance ministers. The fake allowed them to carry out operations on the information platform of JSC "Ukrtransgaz" and seize 43.6 million cubic meters of natural gas.

As a result of the operational response, the SBU, together with the Ministry of Finance and Naftogaz, managed to block the transaction and prevent state losses of almost $10 million.

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Criminal proceedings have begun, urgent investigative actions are ongoing.

As we reported before, In January, inflation in Ukraine amounted to 0.2%, compared to December 2019, and compared to January 2019 - 3.2%

Food and non-alcohol prices increased by 0.5%. Vegetables and fruits went up by 6.6%; dairy products, beef, cereal products, milk, cheeses, soft drinks, and bread - by 1.4-0.3%; eggs, sugar, pork, rice, fish and sunflower oil fell by 1.5-0.3%

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