‘Politically harassed journalist’ shot dead in Ukraine

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Police in Kyiv reported that Arkady Babchenko, a Russian journalist who fled to Ukraine after what he called “political harassment” in Russia, has been shot dead at his home by an unknown assailant.

Unknown assailants have shot dead Russian opposition journalist Arkady Babchenko in his home in Kyiv. He died in the ambulance on the way to the hospital.

Spokesperson for the Ukrainian National Police Yaroslav Trakalo told Hromadske that “a presenter from one of the television channels has been shot at his home and he died in the ambulance.” However, Trakalo did not mention the victim’s name.

Story based on reports from Reuters, AP, Interfax, and TASS

 

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