Russian dissident journalistArkadyBabchenko, who was reportedkilled in Kiev, has shownup alive at a news conference in Ukraine.
Vasily Gritsak, head of the Ukrainian Security Service, told reporters the agency faked Mr Babchenko’s death to catch those who are trying to kill him.
Kiev and national police had said Mr Babchenko, a strong critic of the Kremlin, was shot multiple times in the back at his apartment building and found bleeding by his wife.
Mr Babchenko showed up at the news conference on Wednesday and thanked everyone who was mourning his death.
The 41-year-old is one of Russia’s best-known war reporters. He spoke about leaving the country last year because of repeated threats against himself and his family.
According to Anton Gerashchenko, a Ukrainian MP, the”brilliant special operation” was a success and let to “the killer” and the “organiser of the murder” being detained.