Russian journalist turns up alive at news conference about his murder

Arkady Babchenko shocked reporters at a news conference.

A Russian journalist supposedly shot dead in Ukraine has appeared alive at a news conference in an apparent attempt to expose Russian agents.

Police said Arkady Babchenko, a critic of the President Vladimir Putin, was found by his wife covered in blood in their Kiev home on Tuesday (local time).

The 41-year-old had reportedly been shot several times in the back and died in an ambulance on the way to hospital.

On Wednesday he shocked journalists, being revealed at a news conference with the head of Ukraine’s security service to say his death had been faked in an elaborate plot to catch those trying to kill him.

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