Investigators and a handful of politicians suspect that Russian Federation is connected to the murder, with Kiev Police Chief Andriy Krishchenko pointing out the nature of Babchenko's "professional activities".
The head of the Ukrainian Security Service told press that the agency faked Babchenko's death to catch those who were allegedly trying to kill him. Some called for Babchenko to be stripped of his Russian citizenship.
"We have passed a statement after the arrest of [the head of RIA Novosti bureau in Ukraine] Kirill Vyshinsky, of course we will study [Arkady] Babchenko's case as well, but I doubt that there will be a special parliamentary session dedicated to this incident".
A government official had previously said he later died in the ambulance on his way to the hospital.
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Kiev police chief Andriy Kryshchenko also told the media they suspected Mr Babchenko was killed due to his "professional activities". He later became a journalist and worked as a military correspondent for several Russian media outlets.
He repeatedly said he hated war and did not want to take up arms again.
"I was lucky. A second birthday, it turns out", Mr Babchenko wrote.
The Kremlin described such allegations as part of an anti-Russian smear campaign.
Babchenko was accused of lacking patriotism, something he called ironic considering he fought for his country in the first separatist war in Chechnya in the 1990s. He left Russian Federation in February 2017, writing that it was "a country I no longer feel safe in".
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His memoir, One Soldier's War, chronicles his experiences in the conflict, which claimed the lives of tens of thousands on both sides.
This past March, Babchenko spoke at "Putincon" in New York City, a conference featuring a number of Putin critics on the eve of the 2018 presidential election in Russian Federation.
Babchenko had openly criticized numerous Kremlin policies and worldwide campaigns.
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