The other day, news appeared in the information field about the start of a criminal case in Ukraine and an investigation by the police of the Poltava region on the misappropriation or embezzlement of property during martial law or a state of emergency against officials of the state enterprise “BTLC” of the Belarusian Railways, as well as some Russian logistics companies. This is reported by Railway Supply magazine with reference to the Community of Railway Workers of Belarus.


This became known from the published court decision, according to which 32 railway cars were arrested, 11 of which belong to companies from Belarus, the rest – to Russian companies. Of the 11 wagons, three were transporting quartz sand for MTZ, seven were fodder for OAO Smolevichi Broiler, and one wagon was transporting edible salt for the Minsk enterprise Arshsol (salt supplier from Ukraine).

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BTLC is widely represented abroad through subsidiaries. In the Russian Federation, this is Belintertrans-Moscow, in Lithuania and Latvia – Belintertrans-Baltic, in Germany – BTLC-Germany, which, in turn, has representative offices in Poland, China, and Turkey. In Ukraine, since January 2020, it has been a “daughter” BTLC-Ukraine, whose property has been seized by Ukrainian law enforcement agencies since May 2022. In November 2022, its director Melnichuk Roman tried to appeal this decision, but the court upheld the decision.

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