The authorities’ desperation to prove there is no selective justice in Ukraine reached new heights of absurdity this week.

Pro-presidential officials and lawmakers touted the arrest of a functionary with minor connections to the authorities as evidence that they are fighting a battle against corruption, not just the opposition.

But, at the same time, law enforcers have ignored evidence in a report on leading news website Ukrainska Pravda that appears to show that large payments for President Viktor Yanukovych’s use of a helicopter and airplane went to a company – without a tender – linked to the president’s family.

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