MECHANISM OF ILLEGAL PROCESSING OF UKRAINIAN SOCIAL BENEFITS IS BLOCKED IN LUHANSK OBLAST
The Security Service of Ukraine (hereinafter referred to as «SBU») Counterintelligence (hereinafter referred to as «CI») Department uncovered in Luhansk Oblast dealers, who, in the interests of «MGB LNR» terrorist organization organized mechanism of Ukrainian social benefits illegal receipt by the residents of temporarily occupied territory. SBU operatives found out that the private entrepreneur from temporarily controlled by militants Alchevsk together with his wife provided residents of ORDLO with transport services to the Government-controlled area of Ukraine and absentee processed social benefits.
Almost a year ago the couple was recruited by the so-called «special service» of terrorists. «MGB LNR», in particular, set task for carriers to provide information about colleagues, working on the passenger traffic channels. They also demanded to provide a list of customers, using the services of Ukrainian social benefits processing. After every route agents reported to the curators on the completed tasks.
Pseudo-service of «LNR» used obtained personal data to form the base of citizens who regularly visit Ukrainian government institutions. Militants planned in the future to involve them in illegal activities to the detriment of national interests of Ukraine. SBU CI officers detained accomplices of terrorists during their regular "trip." During inspection of their vehicle law-enforcement officers found more than one hundred and fifty documents of temporarily occupied territory residents, including certificates of inheritance, death, notarized power of attorney, employment records, which are necessary for «absentee» processing of benefits without the presence of recipients.
It should be noted that while the Ukrainian Government is making every effort to simplify receiving of social benefits for Donbas residents, entrepreneurs persuaded people of complexity and costly processing. They got money out of them for non-existent services. During conducting of counterintelligence measures SBU operatives obtained evidence of the facts of carriers’ cooperation with the «special service» of militants and identified curators. Information regarding the identified «MGB LNR» employees was attached to the earlier initiated by the SBU investigators criminal proceedings under Part. 1 Art. 258-3 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. At present time, officials of Ukrainian state institutions, possibly involved in the illegal operation of the channel are being established. Also information about the availability of current or former militants of illegal armed formations among clients of a «company» is being checked.