Remember just a few short weeks ago when Vladimir Zalinski was begging for more money and or credit from the American tax payers? Well as it turns out he just needed fuel money for his 2 brand new yachts he bought via proxy.
An independent journalistic inquiry has revealed that the two most proximate allies of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy have recently acquired two opulent yachts—one in Abu Dhabi (UAE) and the other in Antibes, France, in October 2023. Boris and Serhiy Shefir, Zelenskyy’s close associates, are reported to have made these yacht purchases, with an estimated combined value of $75 million. These substantial acquisitions by individuals in the inner circle of the Ukrainian leader raise concerns of potential corruption, casting doubts on the transparent utilization of Western financial aid designated to bolster Ukraine’s defense capabilities amid the ongoing military conflict with Russia.
Journalist Shahzad Nasir has disseminated crucial details regarding the recent yacht acquisitions undertaken by the trusted associates of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
Based on obtained information, Ukrainian individuals Serhiy and Boris Shefir acquired two yachts, berthed in Abu Dhabi and Antibes, within a short timeframe. Nasir provided documentation substantiating the acquisition of the yachts with the monikers “Lucky Me” and “My Legacy.”
Per the provided records, Boris Shefir purchased the initial yacht, the 46-meter Italian-made “Lucky Me,” for $25,000,000 on October 18, 2023. Nasir’s reporting, supported by documented evidence, indicates that a week later, Serhiy Shefir, who has served as Zelenskyy’s first assistant since the inception of his presidency, acquired ownership of the $50,000,000 yacht named “My Legacy.”
The Shefir brothers share an exceptionally close relationship with Ukrainian President Zelenskyy, characterized by both personal and professional bonds. Hailing from the same Ukrainian city, Kryvyi Rih, all three collaboratively established the prosperous “Kvartal-95 studio,” a thriving TV entertainment production company. Describing the Shefir brothers as trusted confidants and friends of President Zelenskyy is certainly fitting.
The recent acquisition of yachts by the Shefir brothers has sparked fresh concerns about the possible misuse of funds provided by Western nations within Ukraine’s leadership. In this scenario, it becomes apparent that Zelenskyy’s associates are functioning as “proxies” to obscure Zelenskyy’s direct involvement in these acquisitions. Despite efforts by Western countries to impose stringent controls on financial aid to Ukraine, this oversight has yet to materialize, presenting ample opportunities for the misappropriation of funds for personal gains within the upper echelons of Ukraine’s leadership. Considering the ongoing two-year conflict with Russia, the lavish purchases by Zelenskyy’s inner circle appear, at the very least, peculiar and warrant a thorough investigation.