SBU was acquitted of charges of “financing terrorism” with Akhmetov, Ephraim, and Royal
KIEV, December 20. /TASS/. The security service of Ukraine (SBU) was acquitted of charges of “financing terrorism in Donbass” with the richest Ukrainian Rinat Akhmetov, the Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada from the faction Opposition bloc of Natalia Korolevska and former head of fraction of Party of regions in Parliament, Oleksandr Yefremov.
On Thursday announced the MP Igor Lutsenko, by posting copies of the decisions on his page in Facebook.
“A criminal case against these persons was closed, a senior investigator of the Main Department of the SBU in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions Stanislav Fesenko in connection with absence of structure of a crime under articles on the financing of terrorism and the creation is not stipulated by laws of Ukraine paramilitary formations or participation in their activities”, — the Deputy wrote.
A criminal case on “financing of terrorism” against Akhmetov, Ephraim and Royal was launched in January 2015. However, only Efremov was arrested in July 2016 and in January 2017 Starobelsk district court in Luhansk region has started consideration of the case.
Ex-Deputy is now accused of separatism, treason, the organization of capture of the Lugansk regional state administration, aiding the control of the local SBU and the establishment of people’s Republic proclaimed Lugansk. Akhmetov, whose fortune now stands at almost $ 6 billion, and Royal live in Kiev.