That man in turn approached a former Ukrainian volunteer soldier to carry out the killing, Hrytsak said.
"I would like to apologize for what you have all had to go through", Babchenko, who looked on the verge of tears at times, told reporters.
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Boris Johnson had taken to Twitter in the early hours of this morning to tweet about Mr Babchenko, he said: "Appalled to see another vocal Russian journalist, Arkady Babchenko, murdered". "I did my job and I'm still alive".
Russia's foreign ministry expressed relief at Babchenko being alive.
Agency Chief Vasily Gritsak said the killing was ordered by "Russian special services" and there was "indisputable evidence of the terrorist activity of Russian special forces in Ukraine". "Olechka, I am terribly sorry", he said, "but there were no other options".
Speaking at the press conference, Babchenko said the operation had been prepared over a two-month period and that he was told about it a month ago.
Delivering a shock to the world which bitterly criticised Russian Federation and President Vladimir Putin all through Wednesday over Babchenko's purported killing, the head of Ukraine's security service Vasyl Grytsak told reporters that Tuesday's faked death was part of a "special operation" to pre-empt a real plot to kill him. "I've been at the funeral of many friends and colleagues, and I know this nauseous feeling". Babchenko's wife, he wrote, had called to say that the journalist had been shot in their home and was taken to the hospital.
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Bharara was sacked by Trump in 2017, along with a bunch of other USA attorneys appointed by President Barack Obama. In the tweet, D'Souza said that it was the "worst news since their parents told them to get summer jobs".
"I wish it were always like that", she said.
He left Russian Federation for Prague in February 2017 after receiving threats, and moved to Ukraine in August with his family.
Russian Federation denied the claims that it was behind Babchenko's murder, instead using the opportunity to lambaste the security of journalists in Ukraine.
In December 2016, Babchenko had written a Facebook post - about the Kremlin's actions in Aleppo, Syria - which was deemed "insufficiently patriotic" by authorities.
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