Babchenko alive: Russian special service order attempt on his life

Source : 112 Ukraine

Yesterday, it was reported that Arkadiy Babchenko, a Russian journalist, was murdered in Kyiv
17:45, 30 May 2018

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Russian special service ordered the murder of Arkadiy Babchenko, a Russian journalist, as Vasyl Hrytsak, SBU Head, said at the briefing, 112 Ukraine reports.

“According to SBU information, Arkadiy Bbachenko’s murder was ordered by Russian special service. At least, SBU has this data for now,” Hrytsak said.

The Head of SBU said that the service determined that the preparation to the terrorist attack against Russian citizen Babchenko is just another component of Russian special service operation aimed at physical destruction of Russian citizens who had to leave Russia due to their political preferences and live on the territory of Ukraine, in the EU member states and other countries.

Related: War reporter and Kremlin critic: who is Arkadiy Babchenko

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. 

Related: 'Top of cynicism': Putin's spokesman commented on Ukraine's claims about Russian trail in Babchenko's murder

In 2017, he and his family left Russia due to constant threats. Since August 2017, he has lived in Kyiv, working as a TV host. 

Earlier, we reported that Vasyl Hrytsak, the Head of SBU, at the briefing of the Security Service informed that Arkadiy Babchenko is alive.

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