UK Seizes Private Jet With Suspected Russia Links

    Photo: The Guardian

    The Facts

    • As part of sweeping sanctions on Russia, the UK has impounded a private jet linked to billionaire oil tycoon Eugene Shvidler.

    • The jet is reportedly registered in Luxembourg to a company called Global Jet Luxembourg.

    The Spin

    Anti-Russia narrative

    The only way to make Putin halt the invasion of Ukraine is to squeeze members of his inner circle. Harsh sanctions will at very least force him to the table.

    Pro-establishment narrative

    Economic sanctions might make life difficult, but they'll never work to thwart the invasion. The only thing that will work is more military assistance to the Ukrainian army.

    Establishment-critical narrative

    It's hypocritical to impose sanctions on Russia for invading Ukraine, but not on the US for invading Iraq for equally unjustified reasons, or on Israel for invading and annexing Arab lands.

    Establishment split



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