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Suspect in Babchenko case Herman to deal with investigation

According to Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko, the deal was not drawn up formally in court
17:42, 21 August 2018

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The suspect in the organization of murder of the journalist Arkadiy Babchenko Borys Herman is ready to conclude a deal with the investigation, but it has not been drawn up formally yet. This was reported by Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko during the briefing on Tuesday on air of 112 Ukraine TV channel.

"I consulted with the investigator and the prosecutor in this matter ... Yes, indeed, Herman and his defense agreed to prepare the agreement and work in this context with our employees. But the court has not yet confirmed yet. In his testimony, Herman actually confirms the version that was put forward by our investigation, including directly points to the representative of the Russian Federation, who provided funds and instructed how to use them on the territory of Ukraine," Lutsenko said.

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He called to wait for the deal to be confirmed in the court.

"Another month after that, it will become available to the public," the Prosecutor General 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. 

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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. 

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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