The former president of the Motor Sich company, Vyacheslav Boguslayev, who was arrested in Ukraine on suspicion of collaborating and complicity with Russia, was suspected of collaborating with the so-called “DNR”. This was reported in the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine (OGPU). Boguslaev, as specified in the department, is charged with suspicion of “assisting the activities of the terrorist organization” DNR “(Article 258-3 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).
According to the investigation, in December 2017, the suspect organized the economic activities of a separate subdivision – the Snezhnyansky machine-building plant of Motor Sich PJSC in the temporarily occupied territory in the city of Snezhnoye, Donetsk region.
“By his actions, he (Boguslaev) contributed to the activities of the DPR terrorist organization, paid the so-called “taxes” and “customs payments” in its favor. They were used, among other things, to forcibly change the borders of the territory and borders of Ukraine and commit terrorist acts,” – clarified in the OGPU.
The investigation established that Motor Sich, through foreign companies, supplied raw materials in the form of blanks to the Snezhnyansky machine-building plant and received from it manufactured spare parts for aircraft engines, which were then transported to Russia.
According to the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), as a result of these activities, the budget of the so-called “DPR” received more than $4 million, which was used to finance the military units of the “DPR” fighting in eastern Ukraine.
SBU investigators during new searches at Boguslayev’s house found more than two dozen awards presented to him by the military-political leadership of the Russian Federation.
Vyacheslav Boguslaev is a public and political figure of Ukraine, Hero of Ukraine, People’s Deputy of Ukraine (in the Rada of the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth convocations). He has headed Motor Sich since 1994 and is in the top 25 richest people in Ukraine. According to the Schemes project, since 2000 Boguslaev has been a Russian citizen.
He and the head of the department of foreign economic activity of Motor Sich, Oleg Dzyuba, were detained on October 22 last year. They are suspected of collaborationism and complicity with Russia. According to investigators, they are involved in the sale of spare parts for Russian combat helicopters Ka-52, Mi-8 and Mi-28. Trade in spare parts, according to the investigation, continued after the start of a full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine. Rostec stated that they have not been cooperating with Motor Sich since 2014.
October 24, 2022 Boguslayeva arrested for two months. Mikhail Podolyak, an adviser to the head of the office of the President of Ukraine, allowed a possible exchange of Boguslaev for the Ukrainian military. As an example, he cited the exchange of Putin’s godfather Viktor Medvedchuk for 215 prisoners of war.
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