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The arrest of the chief judge of Ukraine on charges of bribery

The arrest of the chief judge of Ukraine on charges of bribery

The head of the anti-corruption office, Simien Krionos, confirmed that the process would be transparent. “There is bribery money, there is motive, there are specific people,” said the 40-year-old. Another person has been arrested.

Authorities in Kyiv announced a second arrest in connection with bribes paid to the chief justice of the Supreme Court Ukraine informed. “Currently, investigations are underway with the judges and intermediaries who paid the bribes,” Oleksandr Klimenko, head of the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office, told a news conference in Kiev on Tuesday. He did not say who was arrested in addition to the President of the Supreme Court, Vsevolod Knyasev.

Bribery payments are also specified in the previous procedures. Klimenko said details would be released at a later date.

Table of seized funds discovered during corruption investigations in Ukraine.via Reuters

“There is bribery, there is motive.”

The head of the anti-corruption office, Simien Krionos, confirmed that the process would be transparent. “There is bribery, there is a motive, and the truth has been proven, and there are specific people,” said the 40-year-old. The arrest of the chief justice is “the most dramatic action” since the establishment of his authority in 2015. Creono has only been in office since the beginning of March.

On Monday, 43-year-old Knyazev was arrested for receiving the equivalent of 2.5 million euros in cash. According to media reports, the money came from an oligarch living in France. He has already denied the allegations.

Despite the new anti-corruption bodies created after the pro-Western coup in 2014, Ukraine According to the NGO Transparency International, it remains the most corrupt country in Europe after neighboring Russia.

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(APA/DSPA)