Arkadiy Babchenko's 'murder': suspect shares details of Russia-designed special operation

20:32, 11 June 2018

The Russian contractor who ordered the murder of anti-Kremlin reporter Arkadiy Babchenko, gave instructions to kill another 60 people – mainly the opposition reporters and bloggers in Ukraine. The suspect in the staged ‘murder’ of Babchenko, Oleksiy Tsymbaliuk, said this in his interview with BBC.

According to him, the contractor offered 30,000 U.S. dollars for Babchenko’s murder. Tsymbaliuk told the press that he met with his contractor Boris German three years ago. When the latter ordered him to kill Babchenko, Tsymbaliuk immediately turned to Ukraine’s state security service, the SBU, and cooperated with them ever since.

Babchenko’s murder was staged on May 29; the day after that, Babchenko appeared before the press – alive and well.