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Six naked Ukrainian models probed over ‘Butt Squad’ copycat stunt in Turkey

SIX Ukrainian models have been interrogated by police in Turkey after they pulled a nude stunt “intended to mirror” the recent notorious balcony “Butt Squad” image in Dubai.

One of the group Julia Vetrova, 23, said they knew it was “better not to do naked pics in Muslim countries” but wanted to “make our own mistakes”.

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Six models have been probed by police after the copycat stunt in TurkeyCredit: Baza
The models reportedly travelled to Turkey specifically for the stunt

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The models reportedly travelled to Turkey specifically for the stuntCredit: East2West
The women sailed in a 'luxury boat' and 'took naked pictures of each other'

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The women sailed in a ‘luxury boat’ and ‘took naked pictures of each other’Credit: Baza

Another model who was involved in the Dubai debacle said the group had travelled to Turkey specifically for such a stunt – and she had been invited to join them but did not. 

Turkish newspaper Lider reported that despite a full Covid-19 lockdown for residents, the models sailed in a “luxury boat” in Göcek Bay “taking pictures of each other naked”.

 A video highlighted by the Turkish media shows the scandalous scene which included two so far unidentified men and either fully or semi-naked women. 

A witness was quoted saying: “Two of them were just making love”

“The emergence of such an image during the lockdown and the month of Ramadan caused a great indignation,” said the report. 

It was also “a matter of curiosity about the people in the images wandering inappropriately on the boat in a relaxed state”.

One model Ruslana Kovkova, 21, was named by the Turkish media as being on the boat but she later deleted her pictures. 

Two other Ukrainian models present were Veronika Kurgan, 21, and Diana Pogorelaya, 20, and another was named Snezhana.

A snap one of the models shared on Instagram

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A snap one of the models shared on InstagramCredit: East2West
Ruslana Kovkova was reportedly one of the models on the boat

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Ruslana Kovkova was reportedly one of the models on the boatCredit: Ruslana Kovkova
Julia Vetrova was one of the models on the boat and she shared a video message after the stunt

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Julia Vetrova was one of the models on the boat and she shared a video message after the stuntCredit: Julia Vetrova

It is understood that all six are now back in Kyiv after being briefly held and  “interrogated” by Turkish police, but it is only now that their attempt to stage a Dubai copycat has become clear. 

The stunt came as Turkish residents are on full lockdown but foreign tourists are permitted to roam freely if they can show they are Covid-free. 

Another model who was on the boat, Julia Vetrova, posted a video message saying: “As we know, it is better not to do naked pics in Muslim countries.

“We understood this after the (Dubai) case with the balcony.

“But… in fact we must make our own mistakes, to learn the lesson for sure.

“That is, if you want to do a naked photo in Turkey or other Muslim countries, do not do this – or only with maximum secrecy.”

She urged others to hide their location and said: “We took pics with the girls and were filmed from another yacht.

“Somehow it ended up in a newspaper. 

“We were detained by police.  All is good now, but we were interrogated and it is not very pleasant. 

“So be careful.”

The boat stunt was 'intended to mirror' the infamous 'butt squad' scandal

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The boat stunt was ‘intended to mirror’ the infamous ‘butt squad’ scandalCredit: Instagram
Diana Pogorelaya, 20, is believed to have taken part in the stunt

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Diana Pogorelaya, 20, is believed to have taken part in the stuntCredit: Diana Pogorelaya
Another of the models, Veronika Kurgan, 21

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Another of the models, Veronika Kurgan, 21Credit: Veronika Kurgan

Anastasia Kashuba, 20, who was on the Dubai trip, said today that the women had travelled to Turkey to emulate the scandal with a stunt similar to the one on the balcony. 

“They just decided to repeat after us – and arrange a party in order to also be lit up all over the world,” she said. 

“I also should have gone to this party, but I just applied too late.”

The result was  “very funny”, she claimed, adding that she and other returnee models from Dubai now “have a lot of fun here in Kyiv, and we love to be famous all over the world” as a result of the balcony shoot.

The man who organised the Dubai trip Vitaliy Grechin, 41, remains in custody in the United Arab Emirates pending a negative test for Covid-19.

Around 20 women who accompanied him were either freed after being detained, or left Dubai before they were held over the balcony image. 

Those released from custody have been banned from returning for at least five years. 

A Russian man in whose Dubai apartment the women posed was also freed. 

US citizen Grechin, who lives in Kyiv, denied that he ordered the women to appear  naked on the balcony for the notorious rear view image.

He also denied leaking the image, and said it was not for the purposes of promotion.

In other countries such a picture would be “normal” and he considered it was “art”, he said.

The models were all his personal friends and he had paid for their trip to Dubai, he said.



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