Attorney General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko said that the law enforcement agencies discovered a list of potential 47 people whom Russian special services seek to liquidate.

The information was obtained due to the staging of the murder of Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko in Kyiv.

47 potential victims are mostly journalists, both Ukrainians and Russians living in Ukraine. They have already been warned of the danger that threatens them, and their protection is organized. Specific names are not publicized.

Lutsenko reported that he is not on this list, and when asked if the list included acting politicians, the Prosecutor General refused to give any comments.

On June 1, the court arrested Boris Herman, suspected of organizing an attempt on Arkady Babchenko. Thus, the court granted the Prosecution's motion to on a preventive measure without the possibility of a bail.

The Shevchenkivskyi District Court of Kyiv called the name of the suspect in the organization of the attempt on the Russian opposition journalist Arkady Babchenko. It turned out to be Boris Lvovich Herman. The lawyer of the suspect, Sergey Sladko, said that Boris Herman is the executive director of the Ukrainian-German enterprise Schmeiss, the only non-state arms production enterprise in Ukraine.

Later the Presidential Administration of Ukraine stated the intention to assist  Babchenko get Ukrainian citizenship.

The "murder" of Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko was a staging and a special operation of the Security Service of Ukraine  in order to prevent a real murder of a Russian citizen who criticizes the current Russian regime. President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko instructed to provide Babchenko and his family with 24-hour security.