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Ukraine: 'Slain' Babchenko stuns world and reveals 'murder' was staged04:24

Ukraine: 'Slain' Babchenko stuns world and reveals 'murder' was staged

Ukraine, Kiev
May 30, 2018 at 19:33 GMT -00:00 · Published

Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko, who was reported to have been murdered on Tuesday, shocked the media in attendance as he entered a press conference in Kiev, Wednesday, and revealed that his ‘murder’ was staged.

Babchenko outlined the details of how he found out about an alleged plot on his life from Ukrainian security services, and why he believed Russia was behind it, stating:

“The case had been conducting for two months, they came to me a month ago. People said that there was an order for you, money has already been transferred. As far as I know, 40 thousand dollars. I cast not bad. They showed my documents, my passport details, my photo, which is only in my passport. I did it [the photo] when I got the passport, when I was 25 years old? And this photo is only in my passport and only in the passport office. It became clear that the information comes from Russia, that the information comes from, apparently, special services, as far as I understand, because this information could be obtained only by special services."

Babchenko was also quick to make a specific apology to wife, saying “I would like to apologise to my wife for the hell she went through in those two days. Olechka, I'm sorry, please. There were no options.”

Babchenko was reported to be shot dead in Kiev on Tuesday. Ukrainian police initially reported that his wife had found him in their apartment, and informed the police. However, the presser revealed the murder to have been staged, with Babchenko cooperating with security forces for over a month as part of the operation.

Ukraine: 'Slain' Babchenko stuns world and reveals 'murder' was staged04:24
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Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko, who was reported to have been murdered on Tuesday, shocked the media in attendance as he entered a press conference in Kiev, Wednesday, and revealed that his ‘murder’ was staged.

Babchenko outlined the details of how he found out about an alleged plot on his life from Ukrainian security services, and why he believed Russia was behind it, stating:

“The case had been conducting for two months, they came to me a month ago. People said that there was an order for you, money has already been transferred. As far as I know, 40 thousand dollars. I cast not bad. They showed my documents, my passport details, my photo, which is only in my passport. I did it [the photo] when I got the passport, when I was 25 years old? And this photo is only in my passport and only in the passport office. It became clear that the information comes from Russia, that the information comes from, apparently, special services, as far as I understand, because this information could be obtained only by special services."

Babchenko was also quick to make a specific apology to wife, saying “I would like to apologise to my wife for the hell she went through in those two days. Olechka, I'm sorry, please. There were no options.”

Babchenko was reported to be shot dead in Kiev on Tuesday. Ukrainian police initially reported that his wife had found him in their apartment, and informed the police. However, the presser revealed the murder to have been staged, with Babchenko cooperating with security forces for over a month as part of the operation.

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