Rosfinmonitoring has included the Ukrainian businessman, founder of the Global Spirits holding (vodka Khortytsya, Morosha, Pervak) Yevgeny Chernyak on the list of “terrorists and extremists”. RBC writes about it.
According to the investigation, Chernyak was included in this list because he transferred more than 500 million rubles to the Armed Forces of Ukraine (APU) as support. The investigation believes that it was money for "terrorist activities" in Russia.
Earlier in July, the Interior Ministry put Chernyak on the wanted list. A criminal case was initiated under the article on the financing of terrorism. In addition to financing the Armed Forces of Ukraine, in June 2023 Chernyak purchased “goods intended for combat operations” for the Ukrainian forces in the amount of more than 90 million rubles, according to the UK. There was also talk about the detention of two "trusted persons" of Chernyak, their names were not disclosed. One of them was charged with giving a bribe, the other with mediating a bribe.
In May 2022, the Russian Sever and Rodnik and K distilleries, which produced Khortytsya, Morosha, Pervak vodka from the portfolio of the Global Spirits holding of Ukrainian businessman Yevgeny Chernyak, changed ownership, Kommersant wrote . Market participants previously associated the plants with Chernyak himself, but Global Spirits denied that the businessman owns assets in Russia.
In February 2023, State Duma deputy from the Krasnodar Territory Dmitry Gusev demanded that Rosfinmonitoring ban the sale of Ukrainian brands in Russia, including Global Spirits vodka. He justified this by saying that the proceeds from their sale "go to finance the armed forces of Ukraine."