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Russia should be condemned, not Ukraine in staging of Babchenko's murder, - Poroshenko

The president claimed that Russia revealed its true nature
16:24, 31 May 2018

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President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has commented the special operation of the Security Service of Ukraine on the staging of the murder of journalist Arkadiy Babchenko and the negative reaction to it. According to Poroshenko, Russia should be condemned, not Ukraine in this incident as 112 Ukraine broadcasted.

'Yesterday, in the result of the brilliant special operation held by the SBU heroes, the whole world saw the true nature of our enemy. It sends weapon, the whole trucks of the weapons; it sends money to kill the Ukrainians, journalists, and statesmen. When we caught them red-handed, it is said that we should not act like this. You should blame not Ukrainians but Russia. The Ukrainian did everything possible to stick together and defend ourselves. I assure that it will continue to be so', Poroshenko claimed.

Related: Ukraine's Foreign Minister did not know about staging of Babchenko's murder

On May 29 it was reported that Arkadiy Babchenko, a Russian journalist, was murdered in Kyiv. He was allegedly shot in his apartment. Ukraine’s police suggested that the murder of the journalist was connected with his professional activity. There were also reports on Russia’s connection.

Vasyl Hrytsak, the Head of SBU, at the briefing stated that the murder of Russian journalist Arkadiy Babchenko was ordered by Russian special forces. Ukrainian citizen was enlisted for that.

Related: Staging of Babchenko's murder can disrupt confidence in SBU, government, - ex-Pentagon official

Earlier President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko claimed that he knew about the staging of Babchenko's murder. At the same time, the OSCE has condemned the fact that Ukrainian institutions spread fake information on the “murder” of Arkadiy Babchenko, a Russian journalist. 

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