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Ex-Ukraine leader's opulence - in pictures

26 February 2014, 13:58

Cape Town - Pictures of ousted Ukraine leader Viktor Yanukovych's opulent compound have surfaced after anti-government protesters and journalists gained access to his property.

According to an AFP report the departed president has left behind a marble-lined mansion with a private golf course, zoo and even a pirate ship.

Other bling items include boxes with gold coins and an extensive car collection including vintage vehicles, motorcycles, military vehicles, and sportscars.

See for yourself:

(Yuriy Dyachyshyn, AFP)

Marble all-round

(Yuriy Dyachyshyn, AFP)

Bling accessories

(Yuriy Dyachyshyn, AFP)

Private pirate

(Yuriy Dyachyshyn, AFP)

Personalised cognac

(Yuriy Dyachyshyn, AFP)

Car collection

(Yuriy Dyachyshyn, AFP)

More cars...

(Yuriy Dyachyshyn, AFP)

Even army cars!

(Yuriy Dyachyshyn, AFP)

...And to top it off the entrance to his compound has a sign which reads: "People, do not destroy this evidence of thieving arrogance".

- News24


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