Belarusian locomotives used to transport supplies for the Russian army have been seized in Ukraine.
The Office of the General Prosecutor announced this in a statement, the CFTS portal reports.
The Belarusian-made locomotives, which were used to transport goods, including goods that the Russian Federation needed for waging war against Ukraine, were seized at the request of the Kyiv City Prosecutor's Office and transferred to the National Agency for Identifying, Tracing, and Managing Assets Linked to Corruption and other Crimes (the Asset Recovery Agency).
The value of the seized locomotives exceeds UAH 70 million.
The locomotives were discovered on the territory of Ukraine during an inspection that was conducted as part of an investigation of criminal proceedings involving the financing of acts aimed at violently changing or overthrowing the constitutional order, seizing state power, or changing the borders of Ukraine (Section 4 of Article 110-2 of the Ukrainian Penal Criminal).
According to investigators, these locomotives were used for regular transportation of goods, including fuel and lubricants, from Ukraine to the Republic of Belarus, with the Russian Federation later using these goods to provide material support to its army during the invasion of Ukraine.
Investigators at the Kyiv Police Department are conducting the pre-trial investigation of the criminal proceedings based on materials provided by the Cyber Security Department of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) and in cooperation with the Department of Economic and Information Security of the Ukrainian Railways joint-stock company (Ukrzaliznytsia).