29 may working in Kiev Russian journalist Babchenko was shot in the stairwell of his house. He died in the car “fast”

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The representative of the Organization for security and cooperation in Europe on freedom of the media, Harlem Desir called on the Ukrainian authorities to investigate the murder of the Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko in Kiev. About this he wrote on Twitter on may 29.

“Was appalled by the message that the well-known Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko was shot dead at his home in Kiev. I urge the Ukrainian authorities to conduct an immediate and full investigation My thoughts are with the family of the journalist,” wrote Desir.

Horrified by the report that well-known Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko was shot and killed in his home in #Kyiv. I call on #Ukraine authorities to conduct immediate & full investigation. My thoughts are with journalist”s family. @OSCE_RFoM

— Harlem Désir (@harlemdesir) 29 may 2018

The Committee to protect journalists (CPJ) on may 29, also called on the Ukrainian authorities to conduct a full murder investigation, a statement published on the organization’s website.

“The Committee to protect journalists condemns the murder of Kiev known Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko, who immigrated to Ukraine after he and his family received many threats,” the report says.

As stated by the program coordinator, CPJ Europe and Central Asia Nina Ognianova, the Committee urges the Ukrainian authorities to “thoroughly, effectively and independently to investigate the murder of Arkady Babchenko and find all those responsible for this brutal crime.”

“Babchenko was known for its critical journalism, and the government needs to consider his murder as an attack on press freedom”, she added.

In CPJ said that over the past two years in Ukraine killed at least one journalist in connection with his work. “A well-known journalist Pavel Sheremet was killed in Kiev on 20 July 2016, the explosive device exploded under his car… no One was convicted of a crime,” said the CPJ.

Murder Babchenko, Kyiv. What is known to this point

29 may working in Kiev Russian journalist Babchenko was shot in the stairwell of his house. He died in the car “fast”.

The head of the Kyiv police chief Andrey Krishchenko reported that law enforcement officers consider the professional activities of Babchenko as the main version of the murder. The fact of the crime, the police of Kiev opened criminal proceedings.

The investigative Committee of Russia opened a criminal case in connection with the death of Babchenko. The Department stated that in recent years in Ukraine “were killed several Russian citizens”, in particular, the journalist Pavel Sheremet, the ex-Deputy of the state Duma Denis Voronenkov. They added that they “do not intend to ignore the brutal crimes against the citizens of Russia”.


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