“More than three years ago, three Russian journalists were killed in the Central African Republic ... The investigation into the tragedy has not yet been completed, but the local government and the Investigative Committee of Russia intend to bring the matter to an end,” he said in an interview with RIA Novosti.

Earlier, Bikantov said that, according to preliminary data, Russian journalists in the Central African Republic in 2018 were killed by militants from the illegal armed group 3R.

On July 31, 2018, three Russian citizens died in the Central African Republic - journalist Orkhan Dzhemal, director Alexander Rastorguev and cameraman Kirill Radchenko.

According to the UN, their bodies were found next to an abandoned car on a road north of Sibu, in Kemo Prefecture.

According to the organization, the car was shot at.