According to a report stemming from the blockchain intelligence company Chainalysis, the firm identified 54 pro-Russian groups that have “collectively received over $2.2 million worth of cryptocurrency.” The paramilitary groups in Ukraine primarily received bitcoin and ether donations but also got tether, litecoin and dogecoin as well, the Chainalysis study details.
$2.2 Million in Crypto Sent to Pro-Russian Groups Located in Ukraine, Says Chainalysis
Chainalysis believes more than $2.2 million worth of crypto assets have been acquired by pro-Russian paramilitary groups located in the Donbas region of Ukraine. More specifically, Chainalysis says the recipients were located in Donetsk and Luhansk.
There’s been a conflict in Donbas and the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine for quite some time. Separatists insist Donbas declared independence from Kyiv