Michael Carpenter, the former official of the Pentagon and Senior Director of the Biden Center an Pennsylvania University claimed about the possible negative consequences of the staging of the murder of journalist Arkadiy Babchenko as Voice of America reported.
'There will be the long-term consequences concerning the confidence in the SBU and the institutions of the government. People will hesitate from now on. Unfortunately, when the tragedy happens next time and journalist of the dissident will be killed, every person will stop and think whether it is true', Carpenter said.
According to him, Russia will certainly exploit this situation and doubt the veracity of the western sources of information and it is extremely dangerous when the confidence in media is decreasing in the world.
'If it was the only way to save the life of a person and catch the would-be assassin, then such situation can be justified. But we should ask ourselves. The misrepresentation of the mass media always has its price. It will not get away with it', Carpenter said.
He has also expressed the hope that the Ukrainian special services gathered enough information against customers and perpetrators during the operation.
Arkadiy Babchenko, reported murdered yesterday in Kyiv, is alive. As a result of the special operation conducted by Ukrainian law enforcers, the killer who received the order to murder Arkadiy Babchenko and the organizer of the murder were detained. Only a very limited circle of people knew that the murder of Arkadiy Babchenko was staged.