Dubai Unlocked: Ukrainians With Secret Investments

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RFE/RL has discovered that senior current and former Ukrainian officials have luxury investments in the United Arab Emirates, after trawling through records revealed in the Dubai Unlocked property information leak. Most of them denied knowledge of Dubai real estate. The head of a department at Ukraine’s cabinet of ministers told us that he didn’t know his wife had purchased a $331,000 apartment, while a senior manager in a state-owned defense enterprise said his daughter must have made the purchase while “dating a sheikh.” The findings were made by Schemes, the investigation unit of RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service, by examining data shared by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and Norwegian news outlet E24.