OSCE calls on Ukraine to immediately investigate journalist Babchenko's murder

OSCE calls on Ukraine to immediately investigate journalist Babchenko's murder

The OSCE has called on the Ukrainian authorities to conduct a detailed and immediate investigation into the murder of Russian opposition journalist Arkady Babchenko.

President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Harlem Desir wrote this on Twitter.

"Horrified by report that well-known Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko was shot and killed in his home in Kyiv. I call on Ukraine authorities to conduct immediate and full investigation. My thoughts are with journalist's family," he wrote.

Arkady Babchenko was a Russian journalist and war correspondent. He started his journalist activity in 2000 after leaving the Russian Armed Forces, in the ranks of which he participated in the First and Second Chechen Wars.

In 2017, he reported that he regularly received death threats and in this regard he left Russia with his family. First he lived in Prague and then in Israel. In August 2017, he moved to Kyiv where he hosted the program "Prime: Babchenko" on the Crimean Tatar TV channel ATR.


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