The management of Donetskoblgaz was exposed. Frauds with natural gas amounted to UAH 1.7 billion – SSU

Employees of the Security Service of Ukraine exposed the top management of Donetskoblgaz at the implementation of a scheme of wasting state natural gas worth billions of hryvnias, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

“Special services officers found out that some industrial enterprises in Donetsk region consumed state natural gas for free from 2017. At the same time, the management of Donetskoblgaz “transferred” debts for energy resources consumed by merchants to the accounts of the region’s residents”, the SSU said.

Thus, an artificial debt of the population for allegedly consumed natural gas in the amount of over UAH 1.7 billion was formed. It was established that the attackers developed and implemented software in the production activities of the company with the hidden function of maintaining double accounting reporting.

According to the results of the searches at the enterprise and at the place of residence of the defendants in criminal proceedings, things and documents confirming the illegal activity of the company's top management were seized.

Earlier it was reported that the Security Service of Ukraine had exposed an illegal mechanism for importing natural gas from several EU countries.

Tags: gas, contracts, hydrocarbon production, corruption, court, legislation, Top management, taxes, debt, облгаз, law, gas supplies, gas extraction, natural gas, gas imbalances, gas supply

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