To Inform is to Influence

Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko (file photo)

For the second time in two years, a Russian journalist fled Russia, only to be assassinated in Kyiv.

Suspicion, of course, is on Russian special services.

Of course. Russia will deny any involvement. Russia is already blameshifting, blaming Ukraine. 

Russia’s Investigative Committee distanced the Kremlin from the killing — saying it had launched its own criminal investigation into Babchenko’s death.

“The Russian Investigative Committee is not going to ignore brutal crimes against Russian citizens,” committee spokeswoman Svetlana Petrenko said.

Russia’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement to “demand the Ukrainian authorities do everything in their power for an immediate investigation,” adding that Moscow hopes “the relevant international agencies and nongovernmental organizations will take the investigation process under their control.”

According to Meduza.io,

Babchenko was a vocal critic of Russia’s intervention in eastern Ukraine, accusing Moscow of waging a war of aggression. In 2017, he…

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