Embassy of Ukraine to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Kyiv 11:31

Comment of the Embassy with regard to the situation with the alleged assassination of Arkadiy Babchenko

30 May 2018, 18:54

The special operation, in order to prevent the murder of the Russian journalist, the prominent critic of President Putin Arkadiy Babchenko, was carried out by the Security Service of Ukraine.

It was kept secret till the very end with only a handful of people aware of it with an aim to detain those responsible and prove the direct involvement of the Russian special service in the preparation of attempted murder of Mr. Babchenko
We are glad that journalist Arkadiy Babchenko is alive due to effective efforts of the Ukrainian security services.

The Security Service of Ukraine has arrested the perpetrator of a crime and will bring organizers to justice.