Propaganda Warfare: Ukraine Faked the Murder of a Journalist and Blamed Russia

Journalist Arkady Babchenko, Youtube
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Ukraine staged the murder of journalist Arkady Babchenko, who magically appeared the day after he was reported to have been shot to death.  Babchencko claimed that there was a Russian plot to kill him after he fled Russia in 2017 because he criticized Putin.  Russia’s foreign ministry condemned the staged assassination, calling it “obviously yet another anti-Russian provocation”  that comes right on the heels of the botched assassination of former spy Skripal. 

A glaring example of ‘fake news’

Frank Gardner, BBC Security Correspondent

There can be few more glaring examples of ‘fake news’ than the deliberate misreporting by a sovereign government of a prominent journalist’s death.

Relations between Russia and Ukraine are at an all-time low, following Moscow’s annexation of Crimea and the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine, and Russia has been accused of several recent deaths of Kremlin critics in Ukraine.

But this staged non-death will inevitably muddy the waters. Russia already denies any involvement in the attempted assassination of its former spy Sergei Skripal in the UK city of Salisbury in March, calling it fake news.

It will now likely seize on this deception in Kiev to strengthen its claim in that case, and in others.

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