June 2, 2018 15:30 IST

Russian journalist Babchenko turns up alive after reported murder

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A dissident Russian journalist who was reported murdered in Kiev dramatically reappeared alive on Wednesday in the middle of a televised briefing about his own killing by the Ukrainian state security service. Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko (C), who was reported murdered in the Ukrainian capital on May 29, Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko (R) and head of the state security service (SBU) Vasily Gritsak attend a news briefing in Kiev, Ukraine May 30, 2018. Credit: Reuters
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Russian dissident journalist Arkady Babchenko touches his face during an interview with foreign media, with a portrait of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko seen in the background, in Kiev, Ukraine. Credit: Reuters
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Russian dissident journalist Arkady Babchenko (R) takes his portrait from deputy chief of the Crimean Tatar channel ATR Aider Muzhdabaiev as he visits the office of the channel in Kiev, Ukraine. Credit: Reuters
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Russian dissident journalist Arkady Babchenko (C) greets acquaintances as he visits the office of the Crimean Tatar channel ATR in Kiev, Ukraine. Credit: Reuters
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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko meets with Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko, who was declared murdered and then later turned up alive, in Kiev, Ukraine. Credit: Reuters
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ATR journalists react on Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko's appearance during a news conference, in the ATR newsroom in Kiev, Ukraine. Credit: Reuters