BLAGOVESHCHENSK, September 18 (RIA Novosti) – Federal Security Service (FSB) agents have discovered an unlicensed oil refining operation in Russia’s Far East that had produced an estimated 100 million rubles ($3 million) in revenues, an FSB spokeswoman told RIA Novosti on Wednesday.
The refinery, based in the Amur Region, had been operating for about 18 months, processing up to 32 cubic meters of crude a day and distributing its products across the Far East region, FSB representative Olga Orlova said.
Investigators are currently working to establish the sources of crude supplies, she added, without saying exactly when the operation had been discovered.
The refinery was being run by a group of individuals from central Siberia’s Novosibirsk Region, Orlova said, adding that no criminal charges have yet been pressed.
Add to blog
You may place this material on your blog by copying the link.
Image Galleries: Yury Gagarin: A down-to-earth person
Infographics: The Linguistic Diversity of the Planet
Ukraine has not preserved its 1991 borders. The signing of the Geneva memorandum on April 17 reaffirmed the willingness of Russia, the United States and EU countries to reach a compromise. While the sides continue to trade tough talk and symbolic sanctions, the Kremlin and the White House are also holding a parallel dialogue on the coordinated geopolitical revision of Eastern Europe.