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    Ukraine Fakes Murder of Russian Journalist

    Yesterday, Ukrainian authorities said war correspondent Arkady Babchenko was shot multiple times as he left his apartment in what seemed to be a targeted killing. Today, Babchenko — a dissident journalist who emigrated from Russia last year — appeared at a press conference alive and well, claiming it was a sting operation to expose an alleged plot by Russian agents. Kiev has seen several suspicious killings of Kremlin opponents in recent years. Russia had called for an investigation into Babchenko’s death and said Ukraine is “becoming the most dangerous country for reporters.”

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