Andrii Tabalov, a member of the city council in Kropyvnytskyi, declares that he bought two watches during the war, the total cost of which is almost UAH 1 million. The politician says that this is how he saves money during inflation. He also received the right to use a new car and purchased the right for new trademarks.

This was reported by Slidstvo.Info.

Andrii Tabalov is currently a current deputy of the Kirovohrad City Council from the Nash Krai party. He is the chairman of this parliamentary faction and a member of the city council’s standing committee on budget and tax policy.

Deputy Andriy Tabalov / photo:

According to the CHESNO Movement, which follows politicians and political life in Ukraine, Nash Krai is a pro-Russian political party formed mainly from the Party of Regions. The party has brought together many former Party of Regions politicians, as well as local leaders from the Viktor Yanukovych era. “Unofficially, Nash Krai was also known as the “party of mayors”, as many mayors were elected from this party in the 2015 elections.

Tabalov is also a well-known businessman. His declarations indicate that he is the founder or controller of 13 companies, and the MP himself states that he works as the general director of the Voloshkove Pole Dairy Company LLC. The official controls this business.

The official’s new declarations also reveal his new property. For example, an expensive watch. In 2023, Tabalov bought a Rolex for 408,500 hryvnias and a Patek Philippe for more than half a million hryvnias.

These watches complemented the MP’s collection, which includes watches from Richard Mille, Omega and Hublot.

In a comment to Slidstvo.Info, Tabalov said that he buys such watches to save money during inflation and sees nothing wrong with making such purchases during the war.

“I pay my income taxes in full, so I think it is ethical to work hard, earn honestly, be able to invest and help the Armed Forces, which I do and urge everyone to also do,” Tabalov says, adding that his family’s charities have sent UAH 20 million worth of aid to the Armed Forces (supplemented).

Tabalov’s wife, Ksenia, also has a gold Rolex watch, worth UAH 542,700. She also has two Chopard watches. In addition, the official’s declaration states that his wife wears expensive rings, handbags and fur coats.

The woman is a registered individual entrepreneur, with the main type of employment being restaurants and mobile catering services.

During the war, Tabalov received the right to use a TOYOTA LAND CRUISER 200. This right was granted to the MP by the company K-AUTOTRANS, which is related to him. In addition, the official has a 2019 RANGE ROVER SPORT worth UAH 2.1 million and an old CHEVROLET Aveo SF69Y in his garage, which Tabalov bought before Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

“The previous car broke down. I needed another car. This is not some kind of VIP car, but a working Toyota car made in 2017, not a new car – it was used, and the price is appropriate,” Tabalov told Slidstvo.Info.


During the war, the official also acquired new trademarks. In 2022-2023, he obtained the right to a trademark and a mark for goods and services.

“These rights to trademarks of insignificant book value, still little known, are necessary for further economic activity,” Tabalov says.

Tabalov is no stranger to politics. From 2012 to 2014, he was a member of parliament from the Batkivshchyna party, and from 2016 to 2020, he served as secretary of the Kropyvnytskyi City Council.

Tabalov was caught bribing voters. According to journalists, in 2012, the official bribed 15 people for UAH 1950. The person who bribed took 450 hryvnias and gave UAH 100 to those who cast their votes. This was recorded by journalists, and there was a trial, but Tabalov continued his campaigning in the midst of the elections.

Then in 2012, along with Andrii, his business partner and father, Oleksandr Tabalov, was elected to the Verkhovna Rada. He also ran for the Batkivshchyna party. A scandal erupted around this, because neither Andrii nor Oleksandr planned to be in the opposition Batkivshchyna party. Because of this, they were even demanded to resign their parliamentary mandate, which the Tabalovs did not do.

Former MP of the seventh convocation Oleksandr Tabalov

Law enforcement officers also found that companies associated with the Tabalovs overstated tax credit fraud in 2021, which resulted in a UAH 42.4 million shortfall for the state budget.

As of 2020, Oleksandr Tabalov’s net worth was estimated at $110 million and he was ranked 81st out of the 100 richest Ukrainians by Forbes.

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