The Ukrainian police will investigate the possible involvement of Russian special services in the murder of reporter Arkadiy Babchenko. Anton Gerashchenko, the MP and the counselor of Ukraine's Interior Minister posted this on Facebook.
The official also revealed more details about the recent murder in Kyiv.
'It is clear that one of the lines of enquiry is the actions of Russian special services, aimed at eliminating those getting in the way of poisoning people's minds with the truth about what actually takes place in Russia and Ukraine', he wrote.
According to Gerashchenko, Babchenko went for shopping, with the shooter waiting for him on the stairs in his house. 'When he opened the door of his apartment, the murderer shot him in the back several times. Arkadiy's heart stopped beating in the ambulance car,' he said.
Arkadiy Babchenko is the Russian journalist, war-time correspondent and the writer. He served with the Russian regular army, surviving the combat action in both Chechen wars (the 1990s and 2000). Later, he prepared a number of reports during the armed conflict in South Ossetia in 2008. Since 2012, the Russian government has been prosecuting him for critical reports against the incumbent authority.
In 2017, he and his family left Russia due to constant threats. Since August 2017, he lived in Kyiv, working as a TV host.