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Dinamo Kyiv’s Owner Fled Ukraine Through Hungary, Carrying Billions

Júlia Tar 2022.03.24.

Ihor Surkis, one of the richest Ukrainian oligarchs and owner of the Dinamo Kyiv football team, left Ukraine with his brother on February 26, which was the third day of the Russian occupation, with roughly HUF 6 billion, or $17.6 million, heading for Hungary.

According to Ukrayinska Pravda, the brothers and their travelers entered Hungary between 10:40 pm and 11:00 pm at Tiszaújlak by circumventing customs rules, with Ihor Surskis in a Maybach S650 armored car and his brother, Hrihoriy Surskis, former head of the Ukrainian Football Federation and former UEFA vice-president, in a Mercedes-Benz ML-500 SUV. According to the newspaper, the estimated value of the car in which Ihor Surkis was traveling is close to 240 million forints.

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The cash was found by the Hungarian border guards and they were forced to declare it.Continue reading

Oleksiy Borysov (28 years old) and Mykola Kuleshov (20 years old), who crossed the border in a car with Surkis, are his grandchildren, as Ukrayinska Pravda found out. During martial law, their travel abroad had to be restricted, as they are subject to military registration, in accordance with a presidential decree on general mobilization.

As Telex also reports, sourcing Ukrayinska Pravda, the billionaire did not declare the money on the Ukrainian side when he left.

Source: Telex, Ukrayinska Pravda

In the featured photo illustration: Kyiv under Russian attack. Photo by MTI/AP/Efrem Lukatsky


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