NATO: the case Babchenko could undermine the credibility of the media

НАТО: дело Бабченко могло подорвать доверие к СМИ

NATO Secretary General commented on the re-enactment of the murder Babchenko

NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg spoke sharply about the special operation of the SBU with simulated murder of a journalist.

Amitizia of murder of the journalist Arkady Babchenko could undermine the credibility of the press. This was stated by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg during a press conference held in Brussels in PATCO, 8 Jun.

Answering the question of the journalist about the fact that Kiev “has distributed a fake murder Babchenko”, the Secretary General expressed regret.

“First, we are all relieved to hear that Babchenko alive. Second, I emphasize – I regret the fact that this incident could undermine the credibility of the free press and used as “fuel” for propaganda,” he said.

The Secretary General noted that a free and independent press is “an essential element of a democratic society”.

“I am personally convinced that the only way to avoid becoming a victim of fake news is to support an independent press that is able to ask hard questions and check the facts and their sources”, – said Stoltenberg.

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We will remind, the Prosecutor General’s office explained the re-enactment of the murder Babchenko need to obtain information about a larger number of potential victims. Subsequently published a list of 47 people who allegedly planned to kill.

 

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