31 May 2018

Ukrainian author on Babchenko case: ‘There is a feeling that finally the Ukrainian secret services is Ukrainian – not Russian’

Europe Editor and Presenter

As we heard earlier, much of the world is still trying to work out exactly what happened yesterday with the death and resurrection of  Arkady Babchenko. Meanwhile Moscow says the whole escapade is proof of fake news against them. It’s John Le Carre meets Carry ON. Who better to decipher fiction from fact than Andrei Kurkov, a Russian author living in Ukraine whose bestselling book Death and the Penguin deals with uncanny deaths. What does he make of it all?