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Journalist’s fake death is troubling

By Scott Taylor      

No Ukrainian official has yet been able to explain how faking Arkady Babchenko’s death could possibly save him from future attacks.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, left, meets with journalist Arkady Babchenko, second from left, after it was revealed Mr. Babchenko had worked with Ukrainian security forces to fake his own death. Photograph courtesy of the Ukrainian president's office

OTTAWA—On May 29, Ukrainian officials announced that Arkady Babchenko had been shot and killed at his apartment. A dramatic photo was released showing Babchenko’s body lying in a pool of blood.

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