It not immediately clear whether Babchenko's wife and friend were aware of the security operation.
Ukrainian authorities had said on Tuesday that Babchenko, a 41-year-old critic of President Vladimir Putin and of Russian policy in Ukraine and Syria, had been shot dead at his flat and that his wife had found him in a pool of blood.
A police officer guards near the apartment block where Babchenko was shot.
However, BBC reports that Babchenko just appeared on a televised Ukranian news conference, and it appears he was part of a sting operation to expose agents who really were trying to kill him.
Contrary to previous reports from multiple global news sources, it seems that Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko is actually still alive. Arkady Babchenko was living in Ukraine since February 2017 after facing threats in his country. He had served in the Russian army during the two wars in Chechnya in 1990s and became one of Russia's best-known war reporters. The final straw, he wrote in a Facebook post later reprinted by the Guardian, came just a few months before he fled, following his December 2016 post after the crash of a Russian military plane in the Black Sea.
Ukrainian Interior Ministry board member Anton Gerashchenko confirmed that Babchenko had been shot several times in the back in a stairway and died of those wounds.
Babchenko, 41, rose to fame as a war correspondent in Russian Federation.
At the event, he also shared his fears prior to leaving Russian Federation, comments that would prove to be eerily prescient given Tuesday's shooting outside his home: "For years I thought I'd be arrested", Babchenko said then.
Moscow's annexation of Crimea and support for separatist insurgents in eastern Ukraine were topics on which the journalist was scathingly critical of the Kremlin. "For years I was afraid to go into the entryway, because I thought that someone would beat me over the head".
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The New York Times reports the cause of death was congestive heart failure, according to a close friend. Roth, however, did not feel comfortable with his reiterated categorization as a Jewish-American writer.
Steven Gerrard has credited Jurgen Klopp with bringing out the very best in Liverpool FC since his move to the Anfield club. However, Salah has taken to Twitter to appreciate the support he has received, while commenting on his World Cup future.
Despite Saturday's blowout, Houston still has what it wants: One game at home for a chance at the NBA Finals. Paul will likely meet with doctors sometime on Monday afternoon to get another update on his status.
According to Bean's official NASA biography, Mission II "accomplished 150 percent of its pre-mission forecast goals". Beam is survived by his wife Leslie, sister Paula Stott, and children Amy Sue and son Clay.
In fact, " Solo " is now forecast for a four day holiday weekend of $105 million to $115 million domestically. Star Wars was released in 1977 and has become one of the biggest film franchises in the history of cinema.
The result is expected to be close after a polarising campaign, but the latest polls suggest voters are ready to overturn the ban. The vote pitted conservative backers of strict abortion restrictions against those supporting a woman's right to choose.
Hospitals are being asked to take extra caution as a large number of people travel from other states to Telangana. "Take care of our children", wrote Puthusheri, who was infected with Nipah virus while caring for sick patients.
There has been continuous low-level ash emission from Kilauea's summit with larger explosions every few hours, said U.S. Earlier this month officials removed a flammable gas called pentane from the plant to reduce the chance of explosions.
Water peaked at levels higher than in historic flooding that killed two people and submerged the city in 2016. At least five roads in Baltimore have been shut down due to flooding, the National Weather Service reports.
Flash Flood Watch continues amid days of rain
WYFF-TV of Greenville, South Carolina, said news anchor Mike McCormick and photojournalist Aaron Smeltzer were killed. A flood watch is in effect through Wednesday morning for the northwestern part of the state because of the storm.
Alberto expected to make landfall Monday
By late Sunday and Monday, Alberto will be far north in the Gulf, but our weather will come down to where Alberto's tail ends up. These will be influenced by the remnants of what is now Subtropical Storm Alberto , our first tropical storm of the year.
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Moon crossed the border to meet Kim at the Tongilgak building in an area of Panmunjom controlled by North Korea. He then shook hands with Moon, which was the first-ever meeting between them after the Korean War ended in 1953.
Tropical Storm Watch: Alberto Moving Toward Gulf
It will send a plume of tropical moisture towards the Gulf Coast for the weekend and that means very heavy rainfall is possible. Flooding potential will increase across this region early next week as Alberto was forecast to slow down after it moves inland.