Terrorists of the so-called Lugansk People’s Republic receive 47% of the anthracite supplied from the occupied part of Donbass to the state power company Centrenergo as “taxes”, the State Security Service of Ukraine reports.
“From the money received for supplying coal the minister of fuel, energy and coal industry of the LPR pays 47% to the budget of the terrorist organization. This money is then spent to pay salary to members of the LPR terrorist mobs and to buy ammo”, the service said.
According to the investigation, in 2014-2016 the fuel minister made state and private companies sell their coal through Luganskugol, on the basis of which the so-called ministry was created.
In particular, the state enterprise Anthrazit has sold 1.584 billion UAH worth of coal. (Ukrainian metal)