On May 31, the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) revealed indentity of the allegeed organizer of the killing of Russian opposition journalist Arkadiy Babchenko, which had been staged by the SBU.
The “organizer” appears to be Boris German. He is an executive chief of the Ukrainian-German weaponry company “Schmeisser” and is also known as a strong supporter of Kiev’s military operation in eastern Ukraine.
According to the SBU, German received $ 40,000 to organize the murder of Babchenko from “Russian intelligence”. However, the entire story looks pretty questionable.
Ukrainian news website Strana.ua obtained details of the incident from sources in law-enforcement agencies. According to the obtained data, the SBU has no clear evidence confirming German’s contacts with Russian intelligence.
Furthermore, German himself claims that he was acting in the framework of counter-intelligence operation launched by the SBU. These claims were later confirmed by Andrei Smirnov, an advocate of German.
Furthermore, Smirnov says that German was able to provide law enforcements with info about his contact in the SBU, who had oredered to find a hitman to kill Babchenko of as a part of the counter-intelligence operation.
According to the advocate, the SBU was not even been able to provide enough evidence to accuse Babchenko of organizing the killing so far.
The situation is developing.
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