What is known about the murder of Arkady Babchenko

What is known about the murder of Arkady Babchenko

On may 29 a Russian journalist, was shot dead in Kiev unknown.

6фотографий6фотографийHow the murder occurred

May 29 evening, the journalist was shot three times outside of his apartment in Kiev. Wife Babchenko heard the shots, left the apartment and saw her husband covered in blood. She called the doctor, but to save the victim failed, he died on the way to the hospital.

How goes the investigation

The head of the National police of Kiev stated that the professional activities of a journalist and his citizenship is seen as the main version of the murder.

A criminal case under article “Premeditated murder”, a sketch of the suspect. Male, 40-45 years old with a gray beard and baseball cap.

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Militiamen do not exclude that the gunman had accomplices.

How did Russia react

The RF IC opened a criminal case on the fact of murder.

The Russian foreign Ministry demanded that the Ukrainian authorities make every effort to promptly investigate the murder.

Permanent representative to the UN, Vasily Nebenzia said that Kiev can blame the murder of Russia. “The Ukrainian investigation, the Ukrainian justice, which we all know will probably find there is a Russian trace,” — said Nebenzia.

The head of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Leonid Slutsky does not exclude that Ukraine will be accused of the murder of Moscow.

What was the reaction of the Ukrainian authorities and the public

Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin said that to talk about who is behind the murder, but suggested that this may be a part of Russia.

The leader of the party “Batkivshchyna” Yulia Timoshenko has demanded from the authorities to find the real masterminds and perpetrators, and not to make “window dressing” as it was in the investigation of other cases of deaths of journalists in the country.

The head of the National Union of journalists of Ukraine Serhiy Tomilenko said that the murder was a result of impunity. Ukrainian journalist Alexander Dubinsky believes that the deal is “99% will become cold”.

What was the reaction of the international community

The OSCE representative on freedom of the media Harlem Desir called on the Ukrainian authorities to conduct an immediate and full investigation of the murder.

The Committee to protect journalists also demanded a swift and thorough investigation into the matter.

What did Babchenko

Arkady Babchenko, a Russian writer, journalist and war correspondent. Collaborated with the “Moscow Komsomolets”, the TVC (the program “PostScript”) and the First channel (“Military store”). Wrote articles for “Novaya Gazeta”.

In 2017, the journalist, left Russia, and then lived in the Czech Republic and Israel in August 2017 was in Kiev, where he led the transfer of the Crimean-Tatar TV channel ATR.