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Death of Russian Journalist Faked by Ukraine, Supposedly to Foil Real Assassination Plot

Accepted submission by takyon at 2018-05-30 17:57:39

'Murdered' Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko turns up alive []

A Russian journalist and critic of the Kremlin, reported to have been shot dead in [] Ukraine, showed up alive at a press conference on Wednesday to declare that his murder was faked by Ukrainian security services in an effort to foil an assassination plot against him.

In a stunning development, Arkady Babchenko, 41, walked into a room of journalists in Kiev who had been expecting to get an update on his murder.

He apologized to his wife Olechka -- who on Tuesday was reported to have found him bleeding to death at his apartment -- for the "hell" she had gone through. Ukrainian officials offered a jaw-dropping explanation for his so-called death -- to expose a Russian plot against him.

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Also at BBC [].

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