The head of Ukrainian Security service announced on Wednesday that Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko is alive and has not been killed because Ukrainian authorities have managed to thwart a Russian plan to end his life.
Babchenko himself has appeared before press at same conference in which head of Ukrainian Security Service has said that he is not dead.
The Ukrainian authorities mselves had reported on eve that Russian journalist Babchenko had been killed in Kiev after leaving his home. Babchenko fled Russia in February 2017, after he and his family received threats.
According to Vasily Gritsak, director of SBU, author of "Murder" has been arrested and Babchenko himself offered to participate in pantomime to neutralize attack.