Hungarian customs authorities found a huge sum of money in the possession of the wife of a member of the Ukrainian parliament, Igor Kotvitsky, after she crossed the border.
The British newspaper “Daily Mail” reported that Hungarian customs found $28 million and about 1.3 million euros in cash in the bags of Anastasia Kotvitsky, the wife of controversial Ukrainian parliamentarian Igor Kotvitsky.
And local media published pictures showing the huge bags, most of them filled with bundles of dollars.
Hungarian authorities opened an investigation into Kotvitsky’s failure to disclose the money she had, and withdrew it from a war-torn country.
Commenting on the incident, Kotvitsky, who is one of the richest politicians in Ukraine and has huge commercial influence, said that his wife left the country in order to give birth.
He denied reports that his wife possessed this huge amount when traveling, and said: “All my money is in Ukrainian banks, and I did not withdraw anything.”