May 31, 2018 / 2:32 PM / a year ago

Russian journalist: pig's blood, make-up artist helped fake his death

KIEV (Reuters) - Arkady Babchenko, the journalist who faked his own death in order to evade what he says was a Russian plot to assassinate him, on Thursday said pig’s blood and a make-up artist were used to help stage the incident.

In a joint interview in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, Babchenko said he was taken away in an ambulance form the scene of his faked murder to a morgue, where he changed clothes and began watching the news.

Reporting by Olena Vasina and Sergei Karazy; writing by Matthias Williams; Editing by Toby Chopra

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