Anastasia Kotvitska, the wife of Ukraine’s infamous former Member of Parliament Igor Kotvisky, was reportedly apprehended after attempting to flee the country with more than $28 million in cash stashed in multiple suitcases.
According to the Daily Star, Igor’s gorgeous wife was captured slipping into Hungary on Monday with at least six suitcases loaded to the brim with $28 million in cash and €1.3 million in cash.
Customs authorities reportedly discovered the money after Anastasia successfully exited Ukraine and was passing through Hungarian customs as part of a normal enquiry into what fleeing Ukrainian people were bringing with them when seeking shelter in the neighbouring country.
That’s when the multimillion-dollar cash hoard was discovered by Hungarian customs agents.
After it was discovered that Anastasia was attempting to smuggle that much money out of Ukraine and into Hungary, a criminal investigation into the former MP’s wife’s inability to properly disclose the millions of dollars and euros was launched.
Igor stated on his daughter Viola’s social media account that “all my money is in Ukrainian banks, I did not take anything out,” before alleging that the claims about his wife were “false and rumours.”
The social media account went offline shortly after that.
Prior to Igor’s social media post, he claimed that his wife was just leaving their war-torn country of Ukraine to give birth, while also refuting allegations that she was carrying roughly $30 million in cash.
Anastasia has yet to respond or make a remark about the purported customs incident, despite allegations that she was travelling with her mother and two Hungarian men when she was supposedly caught bringing money into Hungary.
Although it is a major concern why Anastasia did not declare the millions of dollars and euros before leaving Ukraine, it is also a major concern because the alleged incident occurs at a time when Ukraine is concerned that its wealthiest citizens are attempting to flee the country by evading capital flight restrictions and taxes.