The counterintelligence of the Security Service of Ukraine exposed in Odessa an organized criminal group of foreigners associated with one of the consular posts in Ukraine and private firms.
According to the SBU, the suspects produced fake documents and legalized them at a foreign consular post. Then they probably, passed them to state authorities to obtain permits for citizens of the so-called countries to stay in Ukraine.
According to the results of investigative actions, the SBU and the employees of the National Police began criminal proceedings under Art. 358 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. According to the SBU report, law enforcement authorities seized documents, computer equipment, electronic storage media containing evidence of illegal legalization of foreigners.
SBU notified the suspects about the suspicion of a criminal offense.