31 May 2018

‘Dead’ journalist describes how Ukraine helped to stage his murder

International Editor

When someone comes to you and says here’s an order for your killing, do you say: “I’m thinking about the media’s reputation! Let me be killed”?

That was the question posed by unrepentant Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko, who has faced widespread criticism for working with the Ukrainian authorities to fake his own death. The plan was allegedly developed to help prevent a Russian plot to assassinate him.