Babchenko says Russian businessman could order his murder

Source : 112 Ukraine

The journalist thinks that Prihozhin ordered his murder because of the posts which contained critics of the businessman in the social networks
15:08, 1 October 2018

Russian journalist Arkadiy Babchenko accused Russian businessman Yevgeniy Prihozhin of ordering his murder, which did not actually happen, as he wrote on Facebook.

Babchenko thinks that Prihozhin ordered his murder after the posts which criticized the businessman in the social networks.

“I think that with this posts, I drew attention to myself and because of the post about Prihozhin’s private torture chamber, I became the first victim. Two-in-one. Both the execution of a government order to undermine the situation in Ukraine and personal revenge,” Babchenko stated.

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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.

As it was reported earlier, Shevchenkivsky district court in Kyiv arrested Borys Herman, the suspect in the organization of the attempt on the life of Arkadiy Babchenko, the Russian opposition reporter who lives in Kyiv. 

Related: Suspect in Babchenko case Herman to deal with investigation

Herman insists he never ordered or prepared the murder; according to him, he was involved in the secret operation of Ukraine's special services, which was supposed to reveal the supply channels of Russian saboteurs and influence agents in Ukraine. 

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