Russia offers Ukraine help in journalist murder probe

Ukrainian policemen guard entrance to the home of Russian opposition journalist Arkady Babchenko in Kiev Ukraine 29 May 2018

Ukrainian policemen guard entrance to the home of Russian opposition journalist Arkady Babchenko in Kiev Ukraine 29 May 2018

Police said he apparently was targeted because of his work. Even more strangely, Babchenko apologized to his wife and children, who he said had not been made aware that his reported death was just a ruse. "There was no choice there, either".

However, the journalist has appeared at a news conference in Ukraine.

It is understood the hitman had been supplied with a passport photo of Babchenko, proof that it was state-ordered, according to the 41-year-old.

"I would like to apologise for what you have all had to go through", Mr Babchenko said to reports this afternoon.

"I am sorry, but there were no options here", Babchenko said at the presser.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko tweeted his congratulations to the Ukrainian Security Service and said he had given an order to provide Babchenko and his family with protection.

The Ukrainian man then hired an acquaintance who had fought in the Crimean conflict as the gunman. He says a Ukrainian citizen allegedly paid $40,000 to arrange the hit has been arrested.

Ukraine Interior Minister Anton Gerashchenko wrote on Facebook the Security Service went to great lengths to fake Babchenko's death.

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Mr Babchenko said that the plan had been prepared for two months.

"I was told a month ago".

"The important thing is my life has been saved and other, bigger terrorist attacks have been thwarted", he said.

Commenting on the revelation that Babchenko is alive, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said, "It's of course great news that Babchenko is alive".

"I can now reveal details of the SBU special operation, thanks to which we were able not only to thwart a cynical provocation, but also document the Russian special service's preparations for this low crime", Gritsak added. Babchenko did not take the intimidation too seriously, Ponomarev said Wednesday before the fact that the slaying was staged came out.

The chief of Reporters Without Borders has condemned the Babchenko operation, saying: "it is pathetic and regrettable that the Ukrainian police have played with the truth, whatever their motive. for the stunt".

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov previously described allegations by the Ukrainian government as "the height of cynicism" and called for other countries to push Kyiv to offer better protection for journalists as they were being killed "with impunity".

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