Thursday, 18 October, 2018

Russian Federation using various means to destabilize Ukraine, including political murders

Arkady Babchenko left Russia in 2017 saying he was receiving threats and concerned he might be jailed FACEBOOK ARKADY BABCHENKO Arkady Babchenko left Russia in 2017 saying he was receiving threats and concerned he might be jailed
Charlie Simmons | 02 June, 2018, 03:44

"The first and the most obvious version is his professional activities", he said. Pro-Kremlin activists unleashed a campaign of harassment against Babchenko, forcing him to flee Russian Federation previous year. "The Investigative Committee will not let these cruel crimes against Russian citizens go unnoticed", the statement said.

The man, who sustained a gunshot wound, was found in his own apartment by his wife, who called the emergency services, the police said. Ukrainian state news said Tuesday that the 41-year-old journalist had been "shot in the back at his home" and died during ambulance transport.

Details of the sting operation were not clear, including why authorities made a decision to go to such lengths to make it look as if Babchenko was dead.

Many of Babchenko's colleagues in Kyiv and elsewhere were quick to pin blame on Russian intelligence agencies, and highlighted the fact that Babchenko had fled Russia for the Ukrainian capital, believing it would safer.

He was shot 3 times in the back in a killing reminiscent of that of another prominent Kremlin critic, politician Boris Nemtsov who was shot in the back as he walked near the Kremlin in February 2015. "My thoughts are with the family of the journalist", wrote Desir on Twitter. Attacks on journalists and freedom of expression are growing in Europe.

The war correspondent appeared at a press conference in Kiev less than 24 hours after the authorities there said that he had been gunned down in the stairwell of his apartment building in an apparent contract-style killing.

Babchenko was well-known for his criticism of the Kremlin. Since 2012, the Russian government has been prosecuting him for critical reports against the incumbent authority.

More news: Top North Korean officials travel to U.S., Singapore in summit preparations
More news: Mattis says U.S. to continue operations in South China Sea
More news: LeBron James gives all thumbs up to Celtics rookie Tatum

Some journalism-related organizations strongly criticized the faked killing, calling it "distressing".

Another journalist, Sergiy Grishyn, said "Babchenko will have to give me money for pills" for the stress he'd suffered.

He stressed that the European Union is concerned about the increase of such crimes in Europe and requires a thorough investigation of the incident.

Babchenko, 41, fled his native Russia for Ukraine a year ago after receiving death threats for criticizing Russian military involvement in Syria. In one, he said he felt no regret about the deaths of Russian army choir members and others from a December 2016 plane crash as they were heading to perform before Russian troops in Syria.

Authorities in Ukraine stated that the culprits were linked to Russian security services, according to a translation of remarks at the press conference by the BBC.

Several Russian lawmakers said at the time that Babchenko should be stripped of his citizenship over the comment, and Russian state media called him a traitor.

Recommended

  • Trump Says June 12 Meeting With Kim Jong-un Is Back On

    Trump Says June 12 Meeting With Kim Jong-un Is Back On

    Immediately afterward, he tweeted that he had had substantive talks on the priorities for the potential summit. They met for 45 minutes and Jo brought Clinton a letter from Kim, the father of North Korea's current leader.
    Canada Imposes Retaliatory Tariffs On US Imports

    Canada Imposes Retaliatory Tariffs On US Imports

    The EU has threatened retaliatory duties on $3.3 billion of US exports of products such as motorcycles , jeans and whiskey . Tata Steel Europe urged the EU Commission to "take swift and robust action to combat the indirect effects" of the tariffs .
    Joe Thomas counters Damarious Randall's jersey offer

    Joe Thomas counters Damarious Randall's jersey offer

    One fan tweeted that there's "zero chance" Randall delivers on his wager, but he was quick to respond, "100% chance". He later added, "Even if the Cavs do lose, I actually still plan on doing something for the fans".
  • First Look at FALLOUT 76 Reveals More Than You Think!

    First Look at FALLOUT 76 Reveals More Than You Think!

    If it is set in 2102 then we'll likely see some remnants of the society that fell following the nuclear war of 2077. In the background you can hear the song " Take Me Home, Country Roads ", by John Denver which was released in 1971.
    Russian Journalist Arkady Babchenko Reveals His 'Murder' Was Faked

    Russian Journalist Arkady Babchenko Reveals His 'Murder' Was Faked

    Babchenko fought in Russia's two Chechen campaigns in the 1990s and early 2000s before becoming a war correspondent and author. Russian Federation has rejected Ukraine's allegation that Moscow was behind the murder.
    Lawyer: Harvey Weinstein targeted by federal prosecutors

    Lawyer: Harvey Weinstein targeted by federal prosecutors

    He was then charged with rape, a criminal sex act, sex abuse and sexual misconduct for incidents involving two separate women. She says Weinstein made unwanted advances toward her on two occasions in 1991, in NY and Los Angeles.
  • Facebook scraps 'outdated' trending news section

    Nonetheless, the dustup prompted inquiries from partisan legislators aghast at the thought of political bias. Hardiman provided some examples of what the site may replace the section with in the near future.
    Free doughnuts: Where to score the sweet stuff on Friday

    Free doughnuts: Where to score the sweet stuff on Friday

    Lastly, Salvation Army and the Greater Cincinnati Retail Bakers Association will hold a "Donut Day" in downtown Cincinnati. Walmart: Visitors to Walmart stores on Friday might get a free doughnut when they pass the bakery section of the store.

    Real Madrid coach Zidane calls surprise press conference

    After winning three Champions Leagues in a row, his salary level may be a lot higher now. "That's why I've taken that decision". He resigns having had more European Cup wins than full seasons as a manager, and without a single European knockout defeat.
  • Roseanne Barr Begged ABC to Save Show, Thought Jarrett Was White

    Roseanne Barr Begged ABC to Save Show, Thought Jarrett Was White

    A little controversy improves ratings, but supporting your star when she makes blatantly racist comments is just bad press. Discussing Barr's recent remarks - and the media scrutiny surrounding them - he said , "I don't know anything about it".
    Wildwood mayor says woman arrested on beach 'by far the aggressor'

    Wildwood mayor says woman arrested on beach 'by far the aggressor'

    Police Chief Robert Regalbuto said in a news release that the officer had turned his camera on and off during the encounter. Police in Wildwood, New Jersey released body cam video showing Saturday's arrest of a 20-year-old woman on the beach.
    Alberto: South doused with heavy rains

    Alberto: South doused with heavy rains

    Tuesday, the National Weather Service instruments at Raleigh-Durham International Airport had recorded 0.86 inches of rain. It could deliver up to 6 inches of rain in some areas as it moves toward lower MI by Wednesday evening, officials said.

Stanley Cup notebook: Caps not giving in to temptations of Vegas Stanley Cup notebook: Caps not giving in to temptations of Vegas Over his National Hockey League career, Holtby has a 2.04 GAA and.929 save percentage in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Capital One Arena in downtown Washington was packed with red-clad fans watching Game 2 on the videoboards.

Fulham Get Promoted To The Premier League Fulham Get Promoted To The Premier League Tom Cairney was the scorer, calmly slotting past Villa goalkeeper Sam Johnstone after a superb through-ball from Ryan Sessegnon . He was tricked by Grealish and could only clumsily bring the 22 year old down.

Melania Trump hasn't appeared in public for 19 days Melania Trump hasn't appeared in public for 19 days Media outlets like CNN and Newsweek are fueling that speculation with reports about her absence from the public eye. Melania Trump has also not been present for several other White House events that first ladies usually attend.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey Reportedly Leaked Assassin's Creed Odyssey Reportedly Leaked Following today's leak , Ubisoft has confirmed the next chapter of the Assassin's Creed series, titled Assassin's Creed Odyssey . A rumor surfaced in March on Comicbook.com indicating that the next Assassin's Creed game will be set in ancient Greece.

Google Trends releases 'America's Most Misspelled Words' by state Google Trends releases 'America's Most Misspelled Words' by state Aidan won the Treasure State title, which automatically qualified him for the national event , his second appearance there. The tension and relief on the faces of the other competitors, including Nicholas Lee, 14.

Trump says he’s considering pardoning Martha Stewart, Rod Blagojevich Trump says he’s considering pardoning Martha Stewart, Rod Blagojevich Senate appointment after former President Barack Obama vacated his seat to move to the White House. Trump said she was "unfairly treated" and "used to be my biggest fan in the world".

Why Serena Williams wore a catsuit to the French Open Why Serena Williams wore a catsuit to the French Open Rafael Nadal finished off a rain-interrupted victory as he begins his try for a record-extending 11th French Open title. Serena next faces No. 17 Ashleigh Barty , of Australia, in the second round at Roland Garros.

Japan Detects Apparent Chinese Ship Breaking N.Korea Sanctions Japan Detects Apparent Chinese Ship Breaking N.Korea Sanctions Trump pointed out that Washington would like to see North Korean denuclearization take place "as quickly as practicable". Commenting the meeting on Twitter, Mr Pompeo said: "Good working dinner with Kim Yong Chol in NY tonight".

Taliban, Afghan officials in ceasefire talks: U.S. general Taliban, Afghan officials in ceasefire talks: U.S.  general The anti-government armed militant groups including Taliban insurgents have not commented regarding the report so far. He asserted there are "many points of intersection" between Taliban and Afghan proposals for pursuing peace.

Egypt football fans' emotional reactions to Mo Salah's injury before World Cup Egypt football fans' emotional reactions to Mo Salah's injury before World Cup Bale replaced Isco on the hour and connected with an outrageous acrobatic effort on 64 minutes to put Real back in front. Salah's and Egypt's World Cup dreams may also be under threat, depending on the severity of his injury.

Consumer Reports is now recommending the Tesla Model 3 Consumer Reports is now recommending the Tesla Model 3 Testers found other problems though with the vehicles wind noise, uncomfortable rear seat, and stiff ride. Musk has added that their criticism about the car's road noise and ride comfort have also been addressed.

Canadian Imperial Bank investigating fraudsters claiming to be in possession of data Canadian Imperial Bank investigating fraudsters claiming to be in possession of data The Office of the Privacy Commissioner said Monday that both financial institutions have notified it about the issue. More than 90,000 people have had their bank details accessed by hackers, who are asking for $1 million in ransom.

Pokemon Let's Go! Pikachu and Eevee heading to Switch Pokemon Let's Go! Pikachu and Eevee heading to Switch What's more, it's already available to download and play! This is nearly like "walking" a Pokemon in Pokemon GO . While the Go Plus can last for weeks at a time, the Pokemon Pokeball Plus only lasts for 3 hours at a time.

OPEC, Russia prepared to raise oil output amid United States pressure OPEC, Russia prepared to raise oil output amid United States  pressure There was talk a few months ago that this five-year average may not be the best measure of global oil supply. Monday May 28 saw another price tumble for oil prices, after crashing down last Friday.

Capcom Blasts out "Mega Man 11" Pre-Order Trailer Capcom Blasts out The upcoming title features one notable change: it trades in the retro 2D pixels for game sprites and environments rendered in 3D. To celebrate the news of a release date, Capcom has released a brand new trailer for Mega Man 11 , which you can check out below.