Investigation reveals Donbas terrorist Anofriev heads factory in Dnipro

21 February, 12:29 PM
Andriy Anofriev (Photo:Video screenshot

Andriy Anofriev (Photo:Video screenshot

Andriy Anofriev, a member of the Luhansk puppet authority in Donbas, helms a company in the Ukrainian city of Dnipro which takes government contracts, investigative journalism outlet Bihus.Info reported on Feb. 20.

According to journalists, despite terrorism charges and collaboration with the Russian invaders, Anofriev remains the head of the Dniprovagonrembud rail carriage construction and repair factory.

Dniprovagonrembud signed a contract with the state-owned enterprise Ukrainian Research Institute of Railcar Construction in September 2022. In September 2022, the plant also signed a contract for overhaul of semi-cars with the state-owned enterprise Eastern Mining and Processing Plant.

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Anofriev was detained in April 2021, and has been placed in house arrest. His case was transferred to the Markivka district court in Luhansk Oblast, with a preliminary hearing scheduled for two months prior to the full-scale invasion. After the invasion, Markivka was occupied, depriving Ukrainian prosecutors of access to the investigative materials stored there.

The regional prosecutor’s office explained that the Markivka court should have transferred the materials to the Pokrovsk court in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, but failed to do so in a timely manner.

According to an investigation into Anofriev, in 2014, he organized and led his own illegal armed formation, which was part of the so-called “AllGreatDon Army” – a Russian puppet militia created to further the Russian occupation of Ukraine.

His “group” was also considered to be involved in the abduction of people for ransom and the murder of Ukrainian security service officer, Major Timur Hetmanskyi.

At the same time as his anti-Ukrainian actions, Anofriev headed a subsidiary of national rail company Ukrzaliznytsia on Ukrainian-controlled teritory, ran for the Kharkiv Regional Council, openly published photos with members of the Luhansk puppet authority on social media, and travelled to the occupied territories.

According to media reports, his company is still operational, while Anofrievhimself lives in Dnipro.

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