Arkady Babchenko: Ruslan Krivobok / RIA Novosti
The wife of the Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko Olga in conversation with “the Russian service Bi-bi-si” revealed the details of staging the assassination of her husband, carried out by the security Service of Ukraine (SBU).
According to the woman, she felt “terrible fear” in that moment, when Babchenko reported that a plot to assassinate him. “I asked: “What do we do”? Archie, without hesitation, replied that he had taken the decision: “we’ll catch the bastards.” Here and said, “I want to catch them”” — said wife of the journalist.
After the SBU offered to the family to stage an attempt on Babchenko to go to customers of the murder, Olga asked the secret service to come up with some other way out of the situation. “Of course, it’s crazy. Of course, we’d like that in my life, I wanted to avoid it in all possible ways. But the options did not have any. We clarified several times, several times I asked the question: “Maybe what it is there any other way? Other way?” No. I said, “No.” Well, it’s a common practice here is “murder”,” said she.
Family Babchenko was presented to a former participant of military operations in the Donbass Alexey Tsymbalyuk, who, according to the investigation, was hired by businessman Boris Herman for the murder of a journalist. “I was worried about how he would explain to his customers why Arkady is alive. Of course, I was worried. And suddenly kill him? And suddenly with it something happens?” — the woman told about the first meeting with the Tsymbalyuk held before the staging of the assassination.
May 29, when Tsymbalyuk came “to kill,” Babchenko, a veteran of the war in the Donbass wished husbands “how are you” to defuse the situation. “Nerves were on edge: we knew that all the process does not stop. He defused the situation, gave us two minutes to rest. It is with humor,” said the wife Babchenko.
After the implementation of the “assassination” of a journalist in an apartment Babchenko began to flock to the friends of the Russians, convinced of the veracity of the information about his death. According to Olga Babchenko, first arrived at the scene, the journalist muzhdabaev. “Well, it’s impossible, of course, to remember. He cried like a child whose eyes killed my mother. I didn’t see that the man was crying. He just howled. And asked for forgiveness. Yes, he believed that it was his fault — he persuaded Arcadia to stay in Kiev, he was feeling guilty” she said, noting that these minutes were the most difficult part of the entire operation.
After the “resurrection” Babchenko, the incident the next day, may 30, all friends of the family, in the words of the journalist’s wife, was happy. “Just want to meet, no one was offended, no one was not a drop of anger,” said Olga Babchenko.
SBU says that ordering the murder of the Russian journalist tried to the Executive Director of “Ukrainian-German joint venture (UNSP) Schmeiser” Boris Herman, who, according to prosecutors, has close contacts with Russia. In the list of potential targets, in addition to the Babchenko, were dozens living in Ukraine. In June in the Donbass Alexey Tsymbalyuk, hired Herman for murder Babchenko, said that the number of potential victims in this list reached 60 people.
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