Skip to content
Edit post

Ukrainian businessman charged over supplying materials for Russian naval radars

by Martin Fornusek October 24, 2023 6:50 PM 1 min read
Documentation that the SBU says proves the businessman's involvement in supplying Russia with raw materials for Russian naval equipment. (SBU)
This audio is created with AI assistance

Ukraine's Security Service (SBU) had charged a local businessman in Zakarpattia Oblast for allegedly supplying raw materials for the production of radars for the Russian Navy, the SBU reported on Oct. 24.

The suspect was said to have brought the materials from one of the EU countries and supplied them to his Russian customers via the Belarusian territory.

According to the report, the businessman delivered several shipments worth around Hr 12 million ($330,000), with the leading customer being one of Russia's major metallurgical plants.

The smelted materials were then reportedly sent to the sanctioned company Izumrud, where they were used for the production of radars for Russian warships.

The suspect allegedly hid his activities by falsifying invoices and other documentation related to the shipments.

The businessman is currently "hiding from justice abroad," the SBU said, noting that efforts to bring him to justice are underway.

Investigative Stories from Ukraine: MP collaborates with Russian forces
Welcome to Investigative Stories from Ukraine, the Kyiv Independent’s newsletter that walks you through the most prominent investigations of the past week. If you are fond of in-depth journalism that exposes war crimes, corruption and abuse of power across state organizations in Ukraine and beyond,…
Support independent journalism in Ukraine. Join us in this fight.
Freedom can be costly. Both Ukraine and its journalists are paying a high price for their independence. Support independent journalism in its darkest hour. Support us for as little as $1, and it only takes a minute.
visa masterCard americanExpress

News Feed

2:42 AM

US philanthropist pledges $300 million for Ukraine in 2024.

The Howard G. Buffett Foundation has already donated over $500 million in humanitarian assistance to Ukraine since the start of Russia's full-scale invasion. The combined funds exceed the humanitarian aid contributions of the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Canada.
Ukraine Daily
News from Ukraine in your inbox
Ukraine news
Please, enter correct email address
9:13 PM

UK will boost humanitarian aid to Ukraine by over $10 million.

"Ukrainians are bravely defending their land against Russia’s brutal invasion, but the past two years of war have had a tragic impact on millions of people across Ukraine. Families have been separated, towns and villages decimated, and vital civilian infrastructure destroyed," said U.K. Foreign Secretary David Cameron in a written statement.
2:30 PM

Russia's Supreme Court head dies in Moscow.

Vyacheslav Lebedev, who was chairman of Russia's Supreme Court since December 1991, died in Moscow on Feb. 23. Russia's judiciary has long been controlled by the Kremlin, with the country's parliament rubber stamping a heap of oppressive legislation, while courts handing out politically motivated sentences.
2:22 PM

Former UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives in Kyiv.

"With their indomitable courage I have no doubt that the Ukrainians will win and expel Putin’s forces – provided we give them the military, political and economic help that they need," Johnson wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter.
1:44 PM

Zelensky: 'We are 730 days closer to victory'.

"Any normal person wants the war to end. But none of us will allow our Ukraine to end," President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a video marking the two-year anniversary of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24.
MORE NEWS

Editors' Picks

Enter your email to subscribe
Please, enter correct email address
Subscribe
* indicates required
* indicates required
Subscribe
* indicates required
* indicates required
Subscribe
* indicates required

Subscribe

* indicates required
Subscribe
* indicates required

Subscribe

* indicates required
Successfuly subscribed
Thank you for signing up for this newsletter. We’ve sent you a confirmation email.