May 30, 2018 / 7:24 AM / a month ago

Russia rejects Ukrainian allegation it behind journalist's killing - TASS

MOSCOW, May 30 (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov rejected a Ukrainian allegation that Moscow was behind the murder of dissident Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko in Kiev, calling it part of an anti-Russian campaign, the TASS news agency reported.

Babchenko, a critic of President Vladimir Putin, was shot dead in Ukraine on Tuesday where he had fled into exile following threats.

Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said in a social media posting late on Tuesday he was convinced that what he called “the Russian totalitarian machine” had not forgiven Babchenko for what Groysman called his honesty. (Reporting by Andrew Osborn and Maria Kiselyova; editing by John Stonestreet)

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