Russian dissident journalist Arkady Babchenko (C) greets acquaintances as he visits the office of the Crimean Tatar channel ATR in Kiev, Ukraine May 31, 2018. (REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko)
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Ukrainian law enforcement chiefs on Friday met Western diplomats to brief them on Kiev's decision to stage a contract-style killing of Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko, which has prompted widespread criticism.Around a dozen diplomats went to Ukraine's Prosecutor-General's Office for a meeting behind closed doors that lasted nearly two hours, AFP journalists saw. Kiev has said the move was justified to foil a real plot to assassinate Babchenko and confirm the link between the killer and the organiser.It claims the murder plot was organised by the Russian secret services and envisaged killing not only Babchenko but also some 30 others.
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