MOSCOW – The Russian investigative journalist and writer Arkady Babchenko, who had a very critical uitliet on, among other things, the annexation of the Crimea and the interference of Russia in the conflict in Eastern Ukraine, Tuesday night in his apartment in Kiev liquidated.
His wife was the journalist badly injured in pools of blood, after they came out of the bathroom came. According to witnesses, he is shot in the back. Later he is in an ambulance died from his wounds.
The 41-year-old Babchenko fought previously in the Russian army, including in Chechnya, before he became a journalist and take a highly critical uitliet about the politics of the Kremlin. Last year fled Russia, after numerous death threats.
The murder of Babchenko, who wrote for the popular newspaper Moskovkski Komsomolets, as well as for the distinctly Kremlin-critical magazine Novaya Gazeta ( the New Newspaper) is like a shock arrived in the Russian journalistic community. “We are at this moment all wild to shoot”, let a reporter in Moscow to know. “How long is this?”