In the territory of Simferopol and ORDLO (the occupied areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions - Ed.), the filling stations of the Ukrainian BRSM-Nafta operate separately from the chain, illegally using the brand, Vitaly Maksimov, the company’s spokesman told a correspondent of the Crimean news agency.
According to him, the BRSM-Nafta filling stations in Crimea operate illegally under the brand name, ie without the consent and permission of the company. Vitaly Maksimov stated that BRSM-Nafta is not engaged in supply of gas stations in Crimea and the occupied territories of eastern Ukraine. He argues that the chain’s technical equipment, banners, and sign boards had been illegally appropriated by unidentified current owners.
On November 1, the General Prosecutor of Ukraine and the State Fiscal Service carried out searches at the five oil depots, 41 gas stations and four offices of the BRSM-Nafta. Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko said that this is due to tax evasion in the amount of UAH 1 billion. He announced that in the future the above facilities will be transferred to the custody of the Ministry of Energy.