Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 12:15 PM ET

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National Audio 12:15 PM ET

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NAT094 - (Ukraine-Journalist) LONDON. x-22s. The Russian journalist who worked with Ukrainian authorities to fake his own death says that the elaborately staged murder included getting smeared in pig's blood and taken to the morgue. Ukrainian authorities revealed yesterday they arranged to make it look like Kremlin critic Arkady Babchenko was shot dead to foil an alleged plot on his life by Moscow's security services. Ukraine expert Orysia Lutsevych (ar-YI'-sia loot-SEH'-veech) says it made tactical sense for Ukraine's secret service to stage the murder. ("..under threat.") (SOURCE:The Associated Press)

TAG: Babchenko fled Russia in February 2017 because of what he described as death threats.

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NAT095 - (Ukraine-Journalist) LONDON. …

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