Ukrainian military disarms people that seized oil refinery connected to Yanukovych
25 June 2014, 19:54 -- Ukrainian government forces have disarmed a group of people who broke into the grounds of the Dolinsky oil refinery (Kirovograd region), Interfax reports regional prosecutors as saying.
'A group of about nine unknown armed people broke into the territory of the Dolinsky oil refinery in the Kirovograd region at around 5 a.m. this morning. Senior regional law enforcement officers arrived swiftly at the scene : The men have now been disarmed and are being identified. A team of investigators is working at the scene,' the statement said.
It was reported that Right Sector claimed to have taken control over the Dolinsky oil refinery because of the suspicions that the company finances a terrorist organization in east Ukraine.
According to the Right Sector, the company is owned by Party of Regions parliamentarian Ruslan Tsiplakov, a close friend of the Yanukovych family, and finances militia fighters in east Ukraine. Tsiplakov and the ex-Ukrainian president's son Viktor were partners in motorsport.
Oil refinery belonging to partner of Yanukovych's son seized by Right Sector
Activists of the Right Sector radical movement seized on Wednesday the Dolynskiy oil refinery in the Kirovograd region over suspicions on the enterprise financing illegal activities in eastern Ukraine.
'The enterprise belongs to the structures of Party of Regions Deputy Ruslan Tsyplakov, who is close to the Yanukovych family and who fled to Moscow and whose brother Sergei is a leader of the [self-proclaimed] Donetsk People's Republic,' the Right Sector posted a statement on its website.
According to the document, the oil refinery was taken under control after information was received from its employees that the enterprise's funds were used to finance armed opponents of the authorities in eastern Ukraine.
Tsyplakov was motor racing partner of son of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.
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