Another Kremlin critic is assassinated abroad, once again in Ukraine. We offer our deepest condolences to Arkady Babchenko's family and colleagues, and we join the government of Ukraine in support of a full and impartial investigation that will bring those responsible to justice.— U.S. Embassy Kyiv (@USEmbassyKyiv) 30 травня 2018 р.
As reported, Russian writer and opposition journalist Arkady Babchenko died of gunshot wounds to the back after he was attacked on the doorstep of his apartment in Kyiv’s Dniprovskyi district on May 29. Police say the main and most obvious theory of the homicide is Babchenko's professional activity. Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation also initiated a probe into the journalist’s murder.