In a stunning revelation, two Russian billionaires with ties to President Joe Biden and his son Hunter have managed to evade U.S. sanctions related to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Vladimir Yevtushenkov and Yelena Baturina, both of whom went property shopping with Hunter, have had dinner with then-Vice President Joe Biden and discussed possible “favors” they could exchange. Recent reports reveal that these exchanges did indeed take place, shedding light on some of the intriguing hints found on Hunter Biden’s discarded laptop.
After the US Treasury Department announced a new round of sanctions on Friday, sources spoke to The New York Post this week to report that the two Russian billionaires had once again managed to avoid being included in the sanctions list. “I think it’s very fishy,” said an anonymous source.
Vladimir Yevtushenkov, who has a net worth of $1.9 billion according to Forbes, is a Russian businessman who owns a majority stake (59%) in AFK Sistema, a large Russian conglomerate with investments in various sectors, including MTS, Ozon, and Medsi.
Yevtushenkov founded Sistema in 1993 and took it public in 2005. In 2014, Sistema was accused of illegally acquiring a controlling stake in oil firm Bashneft, which was later returned and sold to state-owned Rosneft.
Emails retrieved from Hunter Biden’s laptop reveal that he met with Vladimir Yevtushenkov and visited a commercial real estate project in 2013. “I asked [Yevtushenkov], ‘Why are you doing this?’ on the front end—before I understood that they were going to buy some real estate,” the source told The Post.
“’Why are you even doing this? Why would you be paying the son of the vice president to meet at a public restaurant in New York City?’ He made it very clear to me that, you know … ‘I think it would be good to have a good relationship with this guy … maybe he can do a favor for us and we can do a favor for him.’ It was a complete quid pro quo that he was going in for.”
Emails from Hunter Biden’s laptop also show that he met with another Russian billionaire, Yelena Baturina, and her husband, ex-Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov, at a dinner at Cafe Milano in Georgetown in 2015. Joe Biden also attended the dinner and stayed for about 40 minutes.
The gathering also featured Vadym Pozharskyi, an executive at Ukrainian energy company Burisma, which paid Hunter up to $1m per year from 2014.
Joe Biden was vice president at the time and controlled the Obama administration’s Ukraine policy.
This revelation casts a shadow of suspicion over the Biden family and their dealings with foreign entities. The fact that these billionaires have managed to evade sanctions only adds to the controversy surrounding the Biden family’s activities. Republican voters need to take notice of this and ask themselves if they really want a president who is so closely tied to foreign interests.
The American people deserve a president who puts their interests first, not those of foreign countries. The Biden family’s dealings with foreign entities have been a subject of scrutiny for some time now. And these revelations only add fuel to the fire.
As more information comes to light, it becomes increasingly apparent that Joe Biden’s presidency may not be as clean as his supporters would have us believe.
It is high time for the American people to demand transparency and accountability from their leaders. We cannot continue to turn a blind eye to these issues and pretend that everything is okay.
The fact that two Russian billionaires with ties to the Biden family have been able to evade sanctions related to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is deeply troubling.
As passionate Republican voters, we must stay informed and hold our elected officials accountable. We cannot allow foreign interests to infiltrate our government and influence our policies. The Biden family’s relationship with these billionaires is a cause for concern and deserves to be investigated further.
It is time for our leaders to put America first and stop playing political games. The American people deserve better than this. We deserve a government that works for us, not for the interests of foreign countries. As we move forward, we must remain vigilant and demand accountability from those in power. The future of our country depends on it