Odessa policemen caught a gang of underground miners
Criminals stole electricity from state facilities of critical infrastructure
According to the SBU, the amount of damage is millions of hryvnia
Odessa policemen eliminated a gang of underground miners who stole electricity from state-owned enterprises. In particular, they were connected to industrial facilities of critical infrastructure. Presumably, the activities of this group caused disruptions in the operation of transport hubs and railway transportation.
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