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Staged murder of journalist Babchenko

Personas:Arkady Babchenko (20) Borys Herman (5) Oleh Bohachuk (3) Hrytsak_SBU (2) Iryna Romaliiska (2) Yevhen Solodko (1) Kasparov (1) Putin (1) Geletei (1) Klimkin (1)
 
Organizations:Security Service of Ukraine (7) Media (1) Department of State Protection (1) Russian embassy (1)
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