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    Ukraine Under Fire for Staging Journalist’s Murder

    Mission accomplished? After the Security Service of Ukraine announced that the assassination of Russian war reporter Arkady Babchenko was actually a ruse aimed at foiling a plot on his life by Russian intelligence, press advocates sharply criticized Kiev for spreading false information. Babchenko, a dissident journalist who emigrated to Ukraine last year, made a surprise appearance at a press conference about the murder investigation, thanking Ukrainian authorities for saving his life. But many observers have questioned whether the extreme measure was worth the potential consequences for media credibility.

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