A new OCCRP investigation has pinpointed the owners of the saltpeter that exploded in the port of Beirut.  These are Ukrainian businessmen.  And this is how they tried to cover their tracks

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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.

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