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Each of the three past leaders of Ukraine need to different degrees made use (or maybe move properly: misuse) of those principles.
However, the fourth one, the as of now serving president Victor Yanukovych, appears to have taken this maltreatment to an entirely different measurement. Incompletely in an exacting sense: the previous government living arrangement situated close to the Ukrainian capital Kyiv in the region called Mezhyhirya is immense – it matches 150 hectares (370 sections of land).
In any case, halfway as a result of the way how the possession right to the home was moved from the state to a string of remote shell organizations with clear connects to Mr Yanukovych. And furthermore as a result of the distracted development movement, financed from intransparent sources, which includes occurred inside the living arrangement since the president came to control in 2010.
This components taken together clarify why home Mezhyhirya turned into a maxim for significant level defilement in Ukraine.
A gallery of kitsch nearly the size of a smallish European state
As broadly known in Ukraine, the primary structure in Mezhyhirya is a chateau worked by a Finnish organization Honka which has practical experience in specially crafted log homes.
It is this wooden royal residence – three-storeyed on one side, five-storeyed on the other – what is said to be the genuine home of Viktor Yanukovych after its finish before the finish of 2010.
The Honka-royal residence is encompassed by a recreation center with colorful plants and counterfeit lakes. The Google Maps’ satellite view gives proof that all the development works have been finished inside one year after the president had gotten to work.
Around the principle working there are an underground giving reach, a bowling and an indoor tennis court just as wellbeing offices.
Right now, past the territory where Honka-royal residence is situated there is an immense void space secured by sand. As of late as a year ago it was secured by vineyards yet they have been cut out away. Presently a fairway is by and large quickly developed here.
This green is without a doubt going to be one of the most unmistakable milestones on Mezhyhirya’s appropriate. Mr Yanukovych once admitted to the writers that he cherishes golf and indicated his assortment of golf clubs.
Golf is a stylish beguilement requiring huge speculations. As indicated by the authority site golf.ru the normal development cost of a 18-gap fairway go from a few million Euros. Integral foundation is going to cost generally a similar sum indeed.
During 2011 a helipad and an overhang have risen on an until now void fix of land. The helicopter itself, as per a past examination by Ukrainska Pravda, is being leased from an organization called Tsentravia. Strangely, this organization is interlinked with substances which act like ostensible proprietors of Mezhyhirya. The rental installments for the helicopter are made out of the open tote.
Near the helipad another enormous white structure has jumped up since a year ago – a leaving to house an assortment of autos having a place with the president. The leaving is said to have a limit of up to 70 vehicles.
A yacht marina is additionally being assembled close by. Strangely, the yacht storage is being built on the land plot nearby the habitation. This implies the habitation’s proprietors have their hands onto another plot of state land, yet effectively outside of the living arrangement – only beside the supply of Kyiv Hydro-Gathering Force Station.
Alongside the yacht shed another fire station has likewise been constructed.
At first the yacht marina was arranged at another site – a little fake straight at the home’s shore. In any case, since straight is involved by a “royal residence on water”. This is a barque with completing of gold leaves, precious stone, marble and uncommon sorts of wood.
It is in this “castle on water” where the president has all he needs to flaunt his ability as a karaoke-artist, as indicated by one story told by a previous protector.
Near the (generally little) two-storeyed structure, where Mr Yanukovych used to live until the development of Honka-royal residence has been done, a pony steady and a riding range are being finished.
Likewise during the most recent year a three-storeyed place of business has jumped up close to the principle access to Mezhyhirya. It protects a plenty of organizations liable for office administration: development, finishing, dealing with security and cleaning.
The dark proprietors of the home keep dealing with it. Latest data which Ukrainska Pravda got from reliable sources gives an understanding of what is as yet going on behind the home’s colossal fence. The previous summer a scow of squashed stone has been requested for the habitation’s needs from a Poltava district stone-pit. Such stone is generally being utilized in shore-ensuring and hydro-designing works.
Monitored like a stronghold
The land outskirts of the habitation are protected off by a six-meter (!) fence (that is right around 20 feet!). The columnists had the option to evaluate the tallness of the fence by estimating it facing a police transport “Bogdan”.
This police transport so near the fence of Mezhyhirya is its very own problem. That is on the grounds that Yanukovytch keeps up he has nothing to do with the entire habitation and secretly possesses just an (as of now referenced above) little house on a little fix of land inside it (1.76 hectares or 4.35 sections of land; in spite of the fact that the value he as far as anyone knows has paid for this property is as yet a firmly protected mystery).
In any case for reasons unknown the extraordinary police troops inside the transport don’t focus on that little fix of land, however watch the entire layout, which runs for some kilometers of the as far as anyone knows exclusive living arrangement. The Service of Inward Issues of Ukraine reacted to the official solicitation by saying that uncommon police troops “monitor the community request and street traffic security around where an individual requiring protecting by the state lives”.
The waterfront of Mezhyhirya is altogether monitored as well.
In a yacht club on the contrary side of Kiev water store (otherwise called Kyiv ocean) the reporter of Ukrainska Pravda was informed that after the appointment of Mr Yanukovych to the administration, they were visited by the delegates of the Branch of State Gatekeeper who constrained them to sign a commitment not to move toward the shores of Mezhyhirya and not to accept any writers.
Anyway such limitations on water don’t come close to those noticeable all around.
Ukrainska Pravda discovered that the space above Mezhyhirya was as of late allocated the status of a no-fly zone.
The Ukrainian State Air Traffic Administration Endeavor in light of a solicitation by Ukrainska Pravda kept up that the no-fly zone status of the zone isn’t identified with Mezhyhirya yet to the Kyiv Hydroelectric Station (Kyiv HES) close by.
Be that as it may, this announcement repudiates the realities: a nearby take a gander at the aeronautical guide uncovers that the no-fly zone is fixated not on Kyiv HES, however absolutely on Mezhyhirya.
Besides, as indicated by the wellsprings of Ukrainska Pravda, at first flying was without a doubt denied uniquely over the HES, however after Mr Yanukovytch has taken the presidential office the no-fly zone was stretched out to incorporate Mezhyhirya and, clearly for extra wellbeing, even two or three kilometers past it.
This again ruins the official form as indicated by which Mr Yanukovych has nothing to do with Mezhyhirya and just claims a little house inside it.
Cloudy delegates giving spread to the genuine proprietors of Mezhyhirya
Viktor Yanukovych proceeds to overwhelmingly deny any connect to the “eighth Miracle of the World” rambling on the shore of Kyiv ocean in the town of Novi Petrivtsi. At the point when interrogated regarding habitation Mezhyhirya at a media meeting in July 2011 he prescribed tending to this inquiry to Mezhyhirya’s proprietors “who live abroad”.
“…If you need [to talk to] the landowners – scan for them. I am certain they will turn up. Now and then they visit Ukraine…” – said Mr Yanukovych.
Paying attention to the president’s recommendation Ukrainska Pravda began its examination concerning the idea of those “outside proprietors”. The outcomes got were disrupting – the entirety of the “landowners” have characteristics of shell substances and their lone reason is by all accounts to conceal the genuine proprietors.
Bringing up that the proprietors of Mezhyhirya originate from abroad, Mr Yanukovych essentially adhered to the official form that the home has a place with Tantalit Ltd., a Kyiv organization, 99.97% of which are claimed by Euro East Beteiligungs GmbH, an Austrian firm.
So in truth the president himself in a roundabout way conceded that Tantalit is only a conventional paper element.
However making a decision by its asset report Euro East Beteiligungs GmbH likewise barely resembles a decent organization: its money possessions are a lot littler than its obligation which, thusly, is multiple times bigger than its value! What’s more, as indicated by its yearly report it has not a solitary worker.
So this organization is only a letterbox which channels cash and disguises the genuine proprietors.
Questionable proprietors from Vienna, London and Vaduz
Up to this point the value stakes of Euro East Beteiligungs GmbH were split between two proprietors: 65% of it had a place with Euro Contribute Bank AG, likewise from Austria, and the staying 35% – to Blythe (Europe) Ltd., joined in London.
Euro Contribute Bank is a privately-run company of Johann Wanovits. In return for a charge they offer to go about as ostensible proprietors for clients who need to save their obscurity. For instance, it was likewise Mr Wanovits who helped another pair of Ukrainian legislators – the Klyuev siblings, to set up their business in Austria.
Recently anyway life has not been simple for Mr Wanovits – he stands blamed for value controls of Telecom Austria shares.
Maybe this is the motivation behind why Euro Contribute Bank AG is not any more one of the proprietors of Euro East Beteiligungs GmbH – the organization which through Tantalit Ltd. possesses Mezhyhirya.
Presently all 100% of Euro East Beteiligungs GmbH have a place with English Blythe (Europe) Ltd.