Law enforcement authorities have found 17 banks, which are suspected of funding separatist activities. This was announced at a press conference on Wednesday, May 7, Acting Prosecutor General Oleg Mahnitsky, reported the "Ukrainska Pravda".
Responding to a remark that Rinat Akhmetov's company, Alexander Efremov, Yuri Ivanyushchenko, Andriy Klyuyev and Alexander Yanukovych provide funding for separatist manifestations in the eastern provinces, Mahnitsky said: "I'm not talking about companies and corporations, but we have already identified 17 banks suspected in the financing of illegal acts. "
According to him law enforcement authorities are currently focused on economic grounds of separatism. On May 3 SBU said that the riots in Odessa were prepared outside Ukraine and were financed by a former head of Ministry of Revenue Alexander Arbuzov and former First Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Klimenko.
In addition, it was previously reported that the wave "of separatist violence" in Kharkov was organized by people associated with "Family", the godfather of Putin - Viktor Medvedchuk and a member of the Party of Regions Oleg Tsarev.