NABU detective: Accused officials of the state enterprise supplied raw materials to ORDLO and Russia

Sasha Drik about conversation with NABU detective Olena Krolovetska

Accused officials of the state enterprise “United mining and chemical company” (UMCC) supplied titanium ore to the Occupied territories of the Donetsk and Luhansk (Donbas) regions (ORDLO) and Russia. NABU investigation established that the company, using an Austrian mediator, sold goods to Russian PJSC “VSMPO-AVISMA”. It was one of the manufacturers of spare parts and components for helicopters and airplanes. Also, PJSC “VSMPO-AVISMA” is a part of the Russian state corporation “Rostech”, which, in turn, is the main shareholder of the united industrial corporation “Oboronprom”. The corporation manufactures military products in particular. Thus, Ukrainian titanium ore was used for the producing of military equipment spare parts.

Also, according to the detective, the “UMCC” supplied raw materials to the temporally occupied territories of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. 


Earlier, in January 2017, NABU detectives handed notices of suspicion to acting Head of the Board of PJSC “UMCC” and former deputy director of the company.  NABU detectives established that accused officials introduced the corruption scheme of selling underpriced titanium products to companies, affiliated with them. These intermediaries were registered in Austria and Latvia. Later they were re-selling the same titanium products at market prices to real international companies.

The scheme caused 12,9 million USD losses for the state enterprise “UMCC”.