‘Conspiracy of old elites and oligarchs’: Ukraine’s Zelensky accuses Constitutional Court of protecting country’s ‘untouchables’

Ukrainian President

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has taken aim at the country’s establishment, calling Constitutional Court decisions against anti-corruption legislation a “conspiracy of old elites” to help the nation’s “untouchable caste.”

On October 27, Ukraine’s Constitutional Court struck down a law that would punish government officials for inaccurately declaring personal assets, meaning that civil servants can no longer be criminally prosecuted for lying about their income. Zelensky believes that the judges were acting in their own private interests.

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