Head of Ukraine's Supreme Court Arrested After Alleged $3M Bribe

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    The Facts

    • The chairman of Ukraine's Supreme Court, Vsevolod Kniaziev, was reportedly arrested on corruption allegations, local sources said on Monday.

    • The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU), alongside the office of the Special Anti-corruption Prosecutor (SAP), did not mention Kniaziev by name but said they had exposed "large-scale corruption" in Ukraine's top court, adding that further investigations are continuing.

    The Spin

    Establishment-critical narrative

    Ukraine is notoriously one of the world's most corrupt countries — however, those concerns were hushed up and swept under the rug as soon as the war started. The longer the fighting goes on, the more these problems will start to resurface.

    Pro-establishment narrative

    While Ukraine does have a corruption problem, this is routinely over-exaggerated by Russia as one of the justifications for its invasion. In fact, Russia's corruption problem is far worse than that of Ukraine, which can be traced back to the Soviet era. Now that Ukraine is moving into the European sphere of influence, it is making steady improvements.

    Establishment split



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