Russian journalist reported dead turns up at news conference

Anti-Putin journalist who was declared dead shows up at news briefing in Ukraine | TheHill

Arkady Babchenko was earlier reported to have been killed in his apartment building in the Ukrainian capital Kiev.

Police said he died of multiple gunshots wounds to his back.

A prominent Russian war correspondent who became famous for his fierce tirades against Moscow, Babchenko, 41, was murdered on Tuesday evening, May 29, in a contract-style killing in the stairwell of his building in the Ukrainian capital Kiev where he moved a year ago.

Harlem Desir, the media freedom representative at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, said he was "horrified" by Babchenko's death. I urge the Ukrainian authorities to conduct an immediate and full investigation.

Before ushering Mr Babchenko into the room, Mr Gritsak said investigators had identified a Ukrainian citizen who was allegedly paid 40,000 dollars (£30,000) by Russian security services to organise and carry out the hit.

Babchenko fled Russian Federation for Prague before settling in Kiev past year following repeated threats against his family.

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Ukrainian and Russian officials immediately traded finger-pointing over his death.

Original reports claimed Babchenko, a BBC News and Guardian contributor who was openly critical of Russia's relationship with Ukraine, had been shot to death in Kiev.

According to the Russian news agency RIA, Babchenko was shot in the back several times in the stairwell of his apartment house.

The Russian internet news site Kommersant, citing a source close to the Ukrainian prosecution, reported that the assassination was "almost certainly a provocation by outside parties".

In a statement, the Russian ministry said: "The level of physical violence and murders of the media workers in this country (Ukraine) has been growing consistently and the investigations do not result in the punishment of the criminals". His murder follows the earlier death of Ukranian-Belarussian journalist Pavel Sheremet by vehicle bomb in central Kiev in 2016. The case is unsolved.

In March 2017, renegade Russian lawmaker Denis Voronenkov was shot and killed at the entrance of an upscale hotel in Kiev.

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Babchenko had moved to Kiev in the fall after fleeing Russian Federation, where he was a prominent war correspondent who in recent years had become fiercely critical of the Kremlin.

He then became a journalist, working for a number of different outlets.

Some of his articles and posts outraged many Russians. They said: 'There is a contract on you.

In a controversial 2016 Facebook post, Babchenko wrote he had "no sympathy or pity" for the victims of a plane crash carrying Russia's Red Army choir to Syria given Moscow's support for Bashar al-Assad.

A former war correspondent, he worked in Kiev as a presenter on Ukraine's channel ATR TV.

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