The court arrested the account of the controversial tobacco monopoly “Tedis”

Pechersk district court of Kyiv seized the corporate and banking account in PrivatBank tobacco monopoly “Tedis-Ukraine” suspected of sponsoring terrorist “L/DNR”. This is reported by “Ukrainian news” with reference to the materials of the court.

So, on 3 April 2017, the court decided to arrest the corporate rights of the company and banned the founders and workers of the “Tedis-Ukraine” to dispose of them in any way.

On 5 April, a decision was made about the arrest of funds on the current account in the Kiev branch of PrivatBank.

Recall that in late March, the security forces exposed the scheme particularly major tax evasion and illegal transfer of billions of hryvnia from Ukraine through the company “Tedis”. Including the company is accused of financing terrorism. However, TEDIS Ukraine denies all allegations of the Prosecutor General, the company has already sought the protection of the President of Petro Poroshenko and interior Minister Arsen Avakov.

In addition, law enforcement officers raided the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukrainerelated to the tobacco distributor. Prosecutor General Yury Lutsenko explained check that the AMC did not take measures for prevention of monopoly TEDIS Ukraine.

“Tedis-Ukraine” (earlier “Metropolis”) – a distributor of tobacco products in Ukraine. The company is in the TOP 20 largest in Ukraine and full control of the market distribution of tobacco products. For many years the company has collaborated with international manufacturers of tobacco products: JapanTobacco International, Philip Morris International, Imperial Tobacco Group, British American Tobacco, as well as with suppliers of lighters FireTime and Ringo Ltd. In 2014 and 2015, 100% made in Ukraine cigarettes were implemented “Tedis”.

In December 2016, the AMCU has fined the “Tedis” 431 million UAH for abuse of monopoly – the claim was to the pricing. In addition, according to AMC, “Tedis” partially refused to sell the product in the absence of alternative sellers.