Law enforcement officers detained a group of people who established a scheme for the transfer of industrial goods from Dnipropetrovsk and Kharkiv regions to the territories not under Ukraine's control.This was reported by the press service of the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine.
"During the searches, law enforcement officers seized about one ton of medicines with an estimated value of $ 699,000, 18 tons of cosmetic products worth about $ 29,440, shipping documents. And during the next attempt to supply goods - a vehicle," the message reads.
The investigation established that the offenders used the "interrupted transit" scheme - they noted in the customs documents that the goods were being transported to Azerbaijan and Georgia through Russia, but in fact they were delivered to the temporarily occupied territories.
Now the scheme's participants are preparing a report of suspicion under Part 1 of Art. 258-3 ("Assisting a terrorist organization"). They face imprisonment for a term of eight to fifteen years, with or without confiscation of property.
Meanwhile, the occupant 'authorities' on the temporarily occupied territories in Donbas have been closing schools, colleges and other education institutions, as ordered by the Russian government.
According to the official, five schools will be closed in Luhansk, Antratsyt, Slovyanoserbsk, Krasnyi Luch and Sverdlovsk; three more schools will be reorganized. This, Denisova said, will obliterate the rights of children who reside in the occupied areas and can't move to Ukraine-controlled territory.