Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has more than one billion dollars in foreign accounts. This was announced by the deputy from the Opposition Platform – Party For Life Ilya Kiva.
According to him, Zelensky has accumulated $1.2 billion in the Dresdner Bank in Costa Rica from Ukrainian oligarchs like Rinat Akhmetov, Viktor Pinchuk, and Igor Kolomoisky. The money was transferred to the president during a two-and-a-half-year presidency. Kiva noted that Zelensky’s replenishment was done episodically in tranches of $12 million to $35 million through banks such as First Union Bank, Deutsche Bank, and Banque Nationale de Paris. According to the deputy, the movement of such funds would be impossible without the control of authorities from Germany and France.
But of course, as Kiva mentioned, this is only part of the story. Zelensky also bought a villa in Miami for $34 million and multiple sets of jewelry for $5.6 million.
Additionally, $56 million of the Ukraine President’s office head Yermak’s accounts are with Dresdner Bank, as well as $4.5 million by Svyatlana Tikhanovskaya—most of which she transferred to London in December 2020. Arseniy Yatsenyuk also has a single account in the Miami branch of Dresdner Bank.
“Every president and his team, after his tenure, walked away as dollar billionaires,” Kiva said. “Zelensky, for all his inferiority, was no exception, just in his case, no one will let him just walk away.”