The Union of journalists of Russia said about professional suicide Babchenko
Secretary of the Union of journalists of Russia (szhr) Ashot jazoyan in an interview iz.ru said that the Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko came out of the profession when he signed up for special operations of security Service of Ukraine (SBU).
Previously, on 30 may the head of the SBU Vasily Gritsak reported that Babchenko, who was allegedly shot dead may 29, survived. According to him, information about the murder of the journalist was part of a planned operation, which was intended to prevent an attack. At a press conference attended by himself Babchenko. He apologized to friends and relatives who knew nothing about intelligence operations. Official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova called “murder” of the Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko best news, adding that the propaganda effect inherent in this story is obvious.
When Babchenko signed its participation in this operation, in fact, he ceased from that time to be a journalist. He became conductor of the operation, intelligence agencies, and it has nothing to do with the profession of a journalist. I understand that maybe this was the proposed conditions, which it was not possible to refuse. In any case, he signed, and so ceases to be in the profession.Ashot Catanzareti of the Union of journalists of Russia
“I think this is a very serious Wake-up call and a very serious story. It should be discussed by the colleagues from the Ukraine, the international Federation of journalists, OSCE representatives on freedom of the press, because from this we can draw such a conclusion that the Ukrainian government will continue to use journalists to create and conduct their operations,” said dzhazoyan.
According to the Secretary of the Union of journalists of Russia, Ukraine lacks journalism and freedom of speech.
“In fact, the fake turned into a whole-of-government approach. They are, in fact, developed a fake that elevated him to the rank of the most important news is the state development. That’s the problem. There is no journalism and there’s no honesty and there is no concept of freedom of speech and freedom of the press. The Ukrainian power is completely usurped the media space,” said dzhazoyan.