The Podolsk District Prosecutor’s Office of Kyiv transferred UAH 52 million of seized funds for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine as part of an investigation in criminal proceedings against a Russian tea company, writes business.
About it January 25 reported press service of the Prosecutor General’s Office.
This company continued to work and sell its products in Ukraine, including Kyiv. At the request of the district prosecutor’s office, the bank accounts of the manufacturer were arrested, of which UAH 52 million was transferred to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
In addition, the activities of enterprises, this company and business entities controlled by them are being investigated for involvement in financing actions committed with the aim of forcibly changing or overthrowing the constitutional order or seizing state power, changing the boundaries of the territory or state border of Ukraine, and appropriation of property (Part 2 article 110-2, part 5 article 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).
The prosecutor did not specify the name of the company. But, according to the court registry, we are talking about the company “Orimi Ukraine” (currently renamed “TS Trade”). The company produces and sells tea and coffee in Ukraine under the TM Greenfield, TESS, Princess Gita, Princess Kandy, Princess Nouri and Princess Java, Jardin, Piazza del Caffe and Jockey.
Earlier, the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine fined the tea producer Greenfield and Tess 80 million hryvnias for concealing ties with the Russian Federation. The committee began the case against the company at the request of the retailer – Vostorg LLC, which reported that Orimi Ukraine sent an e-mail to retail chains and distributors of Ukraine stating that its ultimate beneficiaries, including the majority owner Veronika Kasyanenko, “not associated with the Russian Federation”, which is not true.