Ukraine-Journalist Killed story

Arkady Babchenko

Anti-Kremlin Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko (center), the head of Ukraine's security service Vasyl Grytsak (left) and the Prosecutor General Yuri Lutsenko (right) attend a news conference Wednesday at the Ukrainian Security Service headquarters.

During the news conference Wednesday, Babchenko apologized to his wife and all those who believed he had been killed - but said the secrecy had been unavoidable.

Before ushering Babchenko into the room, Gritsak said investigators had identified a Ukrainian citizen who had been recruited and paid $40,000 by the Russian security service to organize and carry out the killing.

Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman implied Russian Federation had orchestrated the "killing" of Babchenko, while Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov dismissed that idea and slammed Ukraine as an unsafe place for journalists to work.

It came less than 24 hours after his wife said she had found him bleeding to death on the floor of their apartment, shot in the back.

Mr Babchenko, one of Russia's best-known war reporters, spoke and wrote a year ago about leaving the country because of repeated threats that he and his family would be harmed. He spoke about leaving the country past year because of repeated threats against himself and his family.

"It is anti-Russian bluster instead of talking about the need to conduct a thorough, objective investigation", Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters before it was revealed that Mr. Babchenko was alive and well.

In response to allegations that Moscow may have been the murder, Matviyenko said "Russia had no motivation" to kill the journalist, the state-run TASS news agency reported. Authorities said they suspected he was killed because of his work.

He then he became a war reporter for several Russian newspapers.

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Kremlin critic Arkady Babchenko has been seen in Ukraine.

Two years ago Pavel Sheremet, a Belarussian journalist known for his criticism of his home country's leadership and his friendship with the slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, was blown up in a auto bomb in central Kiev.

Gritsak said killing Babchenko was part of a larger alleged plot by Russian security services.

Pro-Kremlin activists unleashed a campaign of harassment against Babchenko, forcing him to flee Russian Federation past year.

Police said he had multiple gunshot wounds on his back.

"I believe it to be more than a provocation against Russian Federation".

Babchenko served in the Russian army and fought during the first separatist war in Chechnya during the 1990s.

He relocated to Kiev, where he began working for a Crimean television station and produced coverage critical of Russia's military actions in the region.

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