Search near Odesa: SBU searches sea terminal owned by Russian businessman (photo)

20:16 Nov. 24, 2016

SBU searches sea terminal owned by Russian businessman (photo)

SBU searches sea terminal owned by Russian businessman (SBU photo)

Investigators suspect company in alleged USD 6 million embezzlement of tonnage dues

In Odesa Region the Security Service of Ukraine launched searches in offices of a private sea terminal, apartments and houses of its managers, SBU press centre reports. Investigative actions are carried out with criminal proceedings on suspicion of alleged USD 6 million embezzlement of tonnage dues.

"In 2015 a company of a well-known Russian businessman, who owned the terminal, illegally formalized the receiving of port duties, then transferred to the State Enterprise 'Administration of Sea Ports of Ukraine'. It became possible with registration of property rights for water area of Adzhalytskyi Estuary, which belongs to the Ukrainian people according to the Constitution," SBU reports.   

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During searches the SBU officers seized unrecorded cash and stamps of off-shore companies. The pre-trial investigation has to establish lawfulness of their obtaining and use.

The SBU report hasn't specified which company is the object of investigation. According to Cenzor.net, it's a biggest private port operator in Ukraine ‘TIS Group.' The main shareholder of TIS is alleged to be a Ukrainian citizen of Russian origin Andrey Stavnitser, the son of the late TIS Group founder, Alexei Stavnitser.

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