Ukrainian authorities accused Eurochem of financing Lugansk and Donetsk Republics

Kiev banned the supplies of fertilizers from the companies of oligarch Andrey Melnichenko to Ukraine.
Kiev banned the activities of a number of structures of Eurochem and other Russian suppliers, since, according to the Ukrainian Prosecutor General's Office, they supply ammonia nitrate to the Donetsk and Lugansk republics. The authorities accuse the company of not paying customs duties to Ukraine, and the money received by the People's Democratic Republic and the People's Republic of France are being used by the insurgents. In companies such statements are called political interference in business.

The Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine on September 19 imposed sanctions against the enterprises of the Eurochem group, Andrei Melnichenko. "Agrocenter Eurochem-Lipetsk", "Agrocenter Eurochem-Krasnodar", "Agrocenter Eurochem-Nevinnomyssk", "Agrocenter Eurochem-Volgograd", "Agrocenter Eurochem-Orel", "Evrochim Trading Rus", JSC "Nevinnomyssky Azot" were included in the black list. ", JSC" MHK Eurochem "and" Novomoskovsk joint-stock company "Azot" ». On the proposal of the Chief Military Prosecutor's Office of the General Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine, Kyiv suspended the foreign economic activities of these companies.

The main claim by the authorities is that the companies allegedly supply ammonium nitrate "on temporarily uncontrolled territories of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions" without customs control through the stopping points or forbidden by the government checkpoints on the Russian-Ukrainian border. Also, the sanctions apply to a number of small suppliers: Galaktika, Rusagrokhim, Bosnis, Agrokhimuniversal, Agrocenter-Belgorod, Agrokhimtsentr-Tambov, Ryazanagrokhim, Yugagrokhim, Zaraiskaya Selskhozhimiya, Agrarnik, Tselinskagrokhimservis, Yug-Biznespartner, Agrohimuniversal, Tandem, Agrochemistry, Farmers Support Society and Balttradehim.

According to the Prosecutor General's Office, the funds paid by the self-proclaimed People's Democratic Republic and the People's Republic of Lithuania for customs clearance of mineral fertilizers were subsequently used to finance illegal armed formations. In EuroChem, Kommersant was informed that "an international company operates in more than 100 countries of the world, observing the legislation of these countries."

In this case, we, unfortunately, state that the politics and politics are interfering in the economy and business ", said the representative of the company Vladimir Torin.

Ukraine introduced anti-dumping duties in the amount of 31.84% for the import of two types of Russian nitrogen fertilizers - carbamide and carbamide-ammonium mixture (CAS). According to the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, Russia is the main supplier of nitrogen fertilizers to the country with a share of 80-90% of the total. Before that, in 2014, five-year anti-dumping duties were introduced for the import of Russian fertilizers, which concerned only ammonium nitrate. The rates were determined at the level of 20.51-36.03%. Russia disputes this decision within the WTO. At the same time, Ukrainian agrarians reoriented to carbamide and carbamide-ammonium mixture - other types of nitrogen fertilizers supplied from Russia.