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For a whole year after the explosion in the port of Beirut on August 4, 2020, the identity of the very cargo of ammonium nitrate that caused the disaster remained a mystery. The cargo arrived in the Lebanese capital on the Rhosus vessel under the Moldovan flag and with a Russian-Ukrainian crew in December 2013. Then a team of journalists from OCCRP conducted an investigation (in which Meduza also participated) and found out that saltpeter at the Georgian factory Rustaviazot was bought by a company called Savaro Limited, registered in the UK, to be sold to an explosives plant in Mozambique. However, it was not possible to establish its true owners at that time: a Ukrainian company with a similar name was discovered, but its owner, a Dnipro entrepreneur Vladimir Verbonol, denied any connection with the cargo of saltpeter. And for a while he managed to divert attention from himself.