Firtash to be served with suspicion, heads of his companies searched - source

Firtash to be served with suspicion, heads of his companies searched - source

Today, the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) and the Economic Security Bureau of Ukraine (ESBU) will serve businessman Dmytro Firtash with a notice of suspicion of committing a crime.

A law enforcement source reported this to Ukrinform.

According to the source, on May 15, the SSU and the ESBU serve suspicions on Firtash and eight top managers of his companies. In the morning, the heads of the oligarch's companies (RGC, Yie enerhiia) and regional gas companies are searched.

Law enforcement officers exposed a scheme whereby Firtash-controlled entities bought fuel from his own company, but in fact received 30% of the volume. The artificial deficit was covered by state gas, while the money ended up in Firtash's pockets.

Read also: SBI issues notice of suspicion to ex-energy minister Nasalyk

The agency's sources say that over the past seven years, this scheme has caused UAH 18 billion in losses to the country's budget.

Law enforcement agencies promised to provide official information later.

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