SBU is conducting an investigation of possible work for Adidas, DHL and Puma in the annexed Crimea

Main Department of the security Service of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea carries out investigative actions within criminal case about possible the work of German companies DHL Express, Adidas and Puma in the annexed Peninsula. This is stated in the reply of SBU on request “Crimea.Realities.”

“We inform that the data of the Ministry of the temporarily occupied territories and internally displaced persons of Ukraine regarding the possible implementation of economic activity on sale of the temporarily occupied territory of the Crimea of German companies, “DHL Express”, “Adidas”, “Puma” attached to materials of criminal proceedings, pre-trial investigation which carries out investigation Department of the SBU in the Crimea. Now investigative actions” proceed, – it is spoken in SBU message.

Earlier in the Ministry in the temporarily occupied territories and internally displaced persons (Minot) reported that the German company DHL Express, Adidas and Puma are engaged in illegal activity in the annexed Crimea. It was noted that DHL Express has three offices in Simferopol and Adidas and Puma six and one shop respectively. In Minot said that foreign companies that are operating in Crimea after the annexation of Crimea violates the UN resolution.

DHL Express does not deny the fact of conducting its activities in Crimea, saying that the offer on the Peninsula “limited service by Express delivery”.

Recall that the Adidas company is gradually winding down its operations in Russia starting in 2015. In November the company announced plans to close 200 stores in Russia by the end of this year.

Russia annexed Crimea in March 2014. Declared Crimea a temporarily occupied territory. The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine officially declared on 20 February 2014 beginning of the temporary occupation of Crimea and Sevastopol by Russia. October 7, 2015, President Petro Poroshenko signed the law. International organizations have recognized the occupation and annexation of Crimea as illegal and have condemned Russia’s actions. Western countries have imposed a series of economic sanctions. Russia denies its occupation of the Peninsula and calls it the “restoration of historical justice”.