Kremlin calls staging of Russian journalist's death in Kiev strange

A Russian journalist has revealed how he used pigs' blood to fake his own murder and watched reports of his own death on TV from a Kiev morgue.
Russian dissident journalist Arkady Babchenko, who was reported murdered in Kiev and dramatically reappeared alive later.
Russian dissident journalist Arkady Babchenko, who was reported murdered in Kiev and dramatically reappeared alive later.PHOTO: REUTERS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Thursday (May 31) it was glad Russian dissident journalist Arkady Babchenko was alive, but that the staging of his death was strange to say the least.

Babchenko who was reported murdered in Kiev dramatically reappeared alive on Wednesday in the middle of a briefing by the Ukrainian state security service about his own killing.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Moscow still considered Ukraine a dangerous place for journalists to work.