The Kremlin has condemned the murder of the journalist Babchenko in Kiev

The Kremlin has condemned the murder of the journalist Babchenko in Kiev

Moscow. May 30. INTERFAX.RU — IN the Kremlin condemned the killing in Kiev Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko and called on the international community to firmly respond to the conditions in Ukraine are the representatives of the media.


“The tragedy occurred, was killed a Russian citizen, had a large family which lost its breadwinner. We condole with relatives and friends,” said on Wednesday the press-Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.

We strongly condemn this murder. Hope for the present, not ostentatious investigation to identify those behind this murder is.Dmitry Peskov

Press Secretary of Vladimir Putin drew attention to the fact that “in recent years Ukraine has, unfortunately, become a very dangerous place for journalists”. “We know that it killed many people, killed many journalists, journalists expelled from the country, journalists for journalism, throw into prison,” — said Peskov.

A Kremlin spokesman said: “We consider this unacceptable and believe that this should be the theme for a very tough international response, which will encourage the Ukrainian authorities to provide effective measures to rectify the situation.”

The evening of may 29 in the Dneprovsky district of Kiev, near his apartment, was shot by a citizen of the Russian Federation, the journalist Babchenko. A criminal case under article 115 UK of Ukraine (premeditated murder).

The chief of police in Kiev, Andriy kryschenko said that the first obvious version of murder professional work of the journalist. Police released a composite sketch of the suspect in the crime.