He highly commended the special operation of the SBU to uncover and foil assassination attempt against the journalist and a terrorist attack. "It was a painstaking work which the SBU managed to accomplish in the first-rate fashion. They have documented all the key elements necessary to make this case solid in court. However, they would have to travel to Russia to catch the person who ordered the hit," the official said.
Russian writer and war correspondent Arkady Babchenko reportedly died of gunshot wounds to the back after he was attacked entering his apartment in Kyiv’s Dniprovskyi district on May 29.
On May 31, the Shevchenkivskyi district court of Kyiv imposed a 60-day pretrial detention without bail option against Borys Herman suspected of masterminding assassination attempt against Babchenko.