Assets of water producer "Morshinska" Mikhail Fridman were arrested for UAH 53.4 million

Assets of water producer "Morshinska" Mikhail Fridman were arrested for UAH 53.4 million

The court arrested the shares and funds of IDS Group Ukraine, the Ukrainian producer of mineral water "Morshinska" and "Mirgorodska", owned by Russian oligarch Mikhail Fridman in the amount of UAH ...

This information was reported by the press service of the Bureau of Economic Security.

The investigation established that the enterprise, through Cypriot companies, belongs to an oligarch from Russia. Although BEB does not name him, it is likely that he is Mikhail Fridman, a Russian oligarch under US, EU and British sanctions.

In Ukraine, Mikhail Fridman, together with partners German Khan and Petr Aven, owns IDS Group Ukraine, a subsidiary of the international group IDS Borjomi International (part of Alfa Group). On the market, in addition to being the exclusive importer of Borjomi water to Ukraine), it is represented by a number of brands, in particular, Morshynska and Mirgorodska waters.

Consequently, according to the investigation, Mikhail Fridman, together with his partners, tried to avoid possible sanctions and the nationalization of assets, so that, under fictitious agreements, they planned to withdraw assets located in Ukraine from their property.

By decision of the investigator judge, the corporate rights of the company in the form of securities and cash, which are shares of the authorized capital of the enterprise, were seized for a total of UAH 53.4 million. We are talking about the producer of water "Morshinskaya".

Thus, they say in the BEB, the attempt to withdraw assets from the property of the Russian oligarch is biased.

The pre-trial criminal investigation into the laundering of property obtained by criminal means, committed by Fridman and partners, is conducted by BEB detectives under the procedural guidance of prosecutors of the Office of the Prosecutor General.

Recall that at the moment, regarding another asset of Fridman in Ukraine, Alfa-Bank of Ukraine, the pre-trial investigation of criminal proceedings on the fact of legalization of property obtained by criminal means is also ongoing. Earlier, the court imposed a number of arrests on the funds of offshore companies Fridman and partners - in particular, in the amount of UAH 12.4 billion. and 470 million UAH.

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