According to friends of the journalist and founder of the New Region, Alexander Shchetinin, his death could be a homicide, and suicide. They told how the journalist was able to squeeze out of Russia.
“Suicide does not believe. I do not believe anybody who knew him personally. Not that he was a man. Alexander Shchetinin, the second my friend and colleague who lived and worked in Russia, killed in Kiev this summer. Sasha was killed in his own birthday and sorokovyi Pavel Sheremet,” wrote the muzhdabaev on his page in Facebook.
According to him, Shchetinin was a sharp critic of the regime in Russia and actively supported the struggle of the Crimean Tatars for the liberation of Crimea.
Meanwhile Muzhdabaev added that people who knew the closer Shchetinina, believe in his suicide. “He recently had serious problems. I do not know. Of course, it may be so. I hope the investigation will check all versions”, – he said.
As he wrote in his Facebook Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko, in the summer of 2014, the year Shchetinin had refused Russian citizenship, a publication of the New region 2, which he created, is blocked in the Russian Federation. Meanwhile in Russia continue to call him a colleague and a Russian journalist.
“A person deprived of the profession, squeezed out of the country, forced to renounce citizenship, was blocked his life, and now call it Russian journalists”, – said Babchenko.
Journalist of the Ukrainian truth Anastasia Ringis in his Facebook said that] in the last time “are very deeply experienced the situation in the country where he was born in the Ukraine, which was chosen out of a sense of justice.”
“Always choose the weak strong, and strong in spirit always on the side of truth. Alexander Shchetinin was. He wasn’t afraid to say it, Russian by nationality, condemns the war of Russia against Ukraine and annexation of Crimea considers a terrible historical mistake that throws Russia for decades,” she wrote.
Today in Kiev in his apartment found dead founder of the news Agency New region, the journalist Alexander Schetinin. The place was a shell casing, traumatic gun shops to it and a suicide note. The door was broken.
Shchetinin was a native of the Russian Federation, since 2005 he lived in Kiev.