In Odessa region the security Service of Ukraine conducted searches in the offices of a private marine terminal, and the apartments and homes of its leaders in the criminal case on misappropriation of $ 6 million tonnage taxes. Later it became known that we are talking about the company “TIS”, the General Director of which is Russian Andrey Stavnitser.
“In 2015 the company is a prominent Russian businessman who owns the terminal, has issued illegally the right to receive part of the proceeds from port charges, which at that time acted in SE “Administration of sea ports of Ukraine”, – is spoken in the official message of the SBU.
The Ministry noted that the illegal actions of the company were made possible because of illegal registration of ownership rights on the part of the area galyckogo estuary, which, according to the Ukrainian Constitution, is the property of the Ukrainian people.
“During the searches, investigators security services have seized a lot of unaccounted currency, print as well as offshore companies. The lawfulness of their production and use will be determined by the investigation”, – said in the SBU.
Meanwhile, in the official group “TIS” in Facebook there was a message with the confirmation information about carrying out searches in the company of fighters of the SBU. The company said that in the course of investigative actions were seized documents about dredging carried out “TIS” from 2006 to 2010.
“As we reported, some members addressed the SBU with requests about our activities. “TIS” is open and ready for cooperation, that is necessary for the security forces to prove the legality of our activities, will be granted to them”, – assured in the company.
Later, the representatives of the company stressed that, contrary to media reports, TIS not belongs to businessman Alexey Fedorychev. “He is not a “Russian oligarch”. Alexei Fedorychev is the owner of two terminal “TIS-Grain” and “TIS-Minudobreniya”. In other terminals, it is a co-investor,” – explained in the company.
“The situation in our country has developed so that the slightest hint of Russian “footprint” in any business would justify, in the eyes of the public any action against him. But in the case of “TIS” to inflate the Russian track will not work in the absence of facts,” – said in “TIS”.
The group of terminals “TIS” – Ukraine’s largest dry cargo port, which serves as the gateway to the outside world for the whole mining and metallurgical complex of Ukraine and a large part of the coal-mining industry of Russia, said on the official website of the company.
Total length of berths 8 “TIS” is over 1800 meters and can be increased to 1500 meters. Being the biggest port of Ukraine in the area – over 200 hectares – TIS develops in the adjacent areas of the industrial Park in the common customs area with the port. For him was reserved more than 400 hectares of surrounding land.