Poroshenko spends $500,000 on Maldives vacation


January 22 , 2017 – Fort Russ News – 

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Korrespondent – translated by Inessa Sinchougova

The charter jet with the Ukrainian president aboard, and 8 members of his family, left from Kiev to the Maldives on January 1, returning on January 8. The vacation cost $500,000 dollars for the week, as journalists estimated in the subsequent investigation.

President Petro Poroshenko travelled to the islands under another name, as reported with reference to a source in the Ukrainian special services. According to the source, Poroshenko and his family were issued so-called DOPs – documents of operational cover.

Poroshenko stayed at the five-star resort hotel Cheval Blanc, consisting only of private villas in the middle of the Indian Ocean. The most expensive villa in the resort was booked for a certain Mr. Petro Incognito. 

The villa costs $46,000 per day. Taking into account the cost of the flights, food and entertainment on the islands – it is estimated the vacation cost half a million dollars. 

Information on the private trip of Poroshenko to the Maldives was confirmed by the press service of the President of Ukraine. At the same time, the press service said that Poroshenko organized the trip at his own expense.

In contrast, Vladimir Putin stated that he spent his New Year’s break in Russia. “I spend all holidays in Russia – I truly feel no pull to go anywhere else” he said. 

When asked how he felt about Poroshenko’s private vacation – the stoic leader simply said “He is a wealthy man, and he can afford it.”

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