The Ministry of Agriculture reports it has handed the materials on timber contraband to the Security Service of Ukraine

State Forest Resources Agency has conducted an internal investigation on the contraband smuggling of timber to the territory controlled by terrorists and asked the Security Service to investigate the revealed facts.

This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Agriculture after the meeting held in the Luhansk region, chaired by Minister Oleksiy Pavlenko.

With the help of electronic timber trade system it was found out that the forest enterprises of Poltava and Chernihiv regional forest administrations through auctions for the sale of unprocessed wood products sold their produce to “Ekolis” company. During this year, 4036.745 cubic meters of timber have been shipped to this company.

“State Forest Resources Agency has appealed to the Security Service of Ukraine to investigate these facts and identify those guilty for the fact that forest, which is essential for the construction of fortifications, is being sold by commercial companies to terrorists. If the facts are confirmed, the responsibility must be tough” they say in the Ministry.

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