"President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko owns a villa in southern Spain. However, the Ukrainians know nothing about it. The president has never declared the asset in his income statements as it is registered with his Spanish company," journalists note.
According to them, the name of the company is Feruvita SL. The estate is located on the Mediterranean coast in the town of Atalaya-Isdabe in the municipality of Estepona in southern Spain.
Poroshenko's estate in Atalaya-Isdabe
The president of Ukraine in a Spanish pharmacy
The Mediterranean style two-storey villa of 1,254 sq. m. has a swimming pool and sits on a 26-acre land plot. It was built in 1993.
The Poroshenko-owned Feruvita SL bought the villa in the summer of 2008. He then headed the Board of Ukraine's National Bank and had already joined the top twenty richest Ukrainians as a co-owner of Roshen corporation and Ukrprominvest group.
Kononenko's firms also own villas in Spain. As in the case with Poroshenko, these assets have not been indicated in his electronic declaration, while the companies have been unveiled.
In particular, Lancashire Big SL company owns a coastline villa near Marbella just 25 minutes by car from that of Poroshenko.
Ihor Kononenko's Spanish land plot with a house in 2012
Another villa owned by a Kononenko's firm
Kononenko's estate in Spain
Commenting on the exposed property, Kononenko remarked: "The companies I own do have an impressive number of assets (more than 100). However, under the provisions of the law of Ukraine on corruption prevention, I'm not obliged to declare property that belongs to these companies."
Oleh Hladkovskyi is a co-founded of Ukrprominvest financial and industrial group along with Petro Poroshenko and Ihor Kononenko. He is now holding the post of deputy secretary of Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council.
His Spanish mansion is registered with a company of his wife.
Not only geographical proximity is peculiar for the Spanish property of the three old friends. All their companies that own the elite assets are run by Iryna V. Petrovska.
Iryna Petrovska is registered in the village of Hodosivka near Kyiv. However, locals say she has long gone to Spain.