Arkady Babchenko reveals he faked his death to thwart Moscow plot

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Russian journalist fools world’s media by staging his murder in elaborate scheme with Ukraine

Arkady Babchenko, the Russian journalist whose murder was dramatically announced by Ukraine on Tuesday, emerged very much alive on Wednesday and said he had faked his own death in order to thwart a plot by Moscow to kill him.

Smiling, and looking a little sheepish, Babchenko appeared before a surreal press conference held by Ukraine’s SBU security service. He apologised to his wife for the “nightmare” he had caused her but said there had been no alternative to playing at being dead.

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