Moscow( CNN) The Russian journalist who staged his own assassination as part of an elaborated plot to catch an alleged assassin has told of how he watched reports of his death from a Ukrainian morgue.

Speaking at a press conference in Kiev, the anti-Kremlin journalist described how he was shown how to fall as if he had been shot. He put on a T-shirt that had been shot through to display bullet meanders and was then covered with pigs' blood.

After his wife called emergency services, Babchenko said, he was transferred to an ambulance. “Measures were required in order to resurrect me but it was not successful and I died, where the doctor established death.”