London court acknowledged Putin’s «probably» involved in the death of Litvinenko

A British court came to the conclusion that the Russian President Vladimir Putin may be implicated in the murder of ex-FSB officer Alexander Litvinenko. About this newspaper The Guardian. The report said about the likely endorsement of the murder of Litvinenko by the Secretary of the Russian security Council Nikolai Patrushev and Putin. Litvinenko’s widow Marina called for the immediate withdraw of all Russian intelligence officers from the UK.

Cameron called the results alarming report about the murder of Litvinenko
The Kremlin called the report on the murder of Litvinenko in London «politically biased»

In addition, British investigators have named two suspects in the poisoning of Colonel polonium-210.

The main conclusions of the inquiry presented to sir Robert Owen, who led the public inquiry into Litvinenko’s death. «Most likely, Lugovoi poisoned Litvinenko on the instructions of the FSB, with the approval Patrushev and Putin. (…) I am convinced that Litvinenko died, having taken a dose of polonium-210 in the amount of 4.4 GBq of tea in the hotel bar «the Millennium» 1.11.2006. He did not do it accidentally and not to commit suicide. He was intentionally poisoned», — quotes the BBC Russian service excerpts from the report.

The court came to the conclusion that to kill Litvinenko could two Russians: former FSB officer and now a state Duma Deputy from LDPR Andrei Lugovoi, but also in the past collaborated with the Russian special services businessman Dmitry Kovtun. Meadow said that the charges against him in the Litvinenko murder is absurd, «Interfax». The results of the investigation, the Deputy called «a pathetic attempt by London to use the «skeleton in the closet» in favor of their political ambitions».

The coroners report States that polonium in your tea put Lugovoi and Kovtun, specifically to poison Litvinenko. Before that was another attempt of poisoning with polonium — October 16, 2006. The suspects knew that they use deadly poison instead of sleeping pills or «truth serum,» according to the findings of the investigation.

The headline in The Times reads: «Putin’s Name is mentioned in the report of inquiry on the case of Litvinenko’s murder». The publication even prior to the publication of the document it became known that it Putin will be associated with the poisoning of ex-FSB officer.

According to the newspaper, the report does not clearly describe «the extent of his (Putin. — ed.) alleged involvement». «But the mere mention of his name will increase friction between London and Moscow,» journalists write the article, the translation of which publishes Inopressa.ru.

Journalists emphasize that the mention of Putin’s connection with the crime would entail appeals to the Prime Minister of great Britain David Cameron has imposed new sanctions against Russia. Meanwhile, London is trying to restore relations with Moscow in the fight against grouping «Islamic state». According to the newspaper, in Britain, want to separate the Litvinenko case from the broader relations with Russia, but realize that the truth about his death cannot be ignored.

Public hearing (Public Inquiry) in the case of Litvinenko began in January 2015 at the Royal court in London, RBC reminds. This procedure is not classic judicial process, and are equal to the government Commission, which was appointed on important public matters. Public hearings achieved some years widow of poisoned podpolkovnika Marina Litvinenko.

As notes the edition, in this process, the court sets not guilty, and legally significant facts. In this case, the facts concerning the death of Litvinenko, and not blame Lugovoi and Kovtun, explained RBC Dmitry Gololobov, former head of legal Department of YUKOS, who moved to Britain.

Earlier, former British Ambassador to Russia Tony Brenton said that the British investigators, it was hardly possible to find any new evidence which escapes their attention ten years ago.

According to him, immediately after the death of Litvinenko in 2006 in London were certain that poisoning by polonium-sanctioned senior Russian politicians. Otherwise, the performers would not dare to aggravate relations between the countries, said the diplomat.

Over time, Brenton said, truly compelling evidence in favor of this version could not be found. In this regard, the former Ambassador doubts that the identity of the customer of a crime was able to install a new investigation.

Litvinenko was poisoned with radioactive polonium 1 November 2006 and died in hospital three weeks later. Lugovoi and Kovtun deny all accusations in his address. The Russian authorities have also repeatedly denied any involvement in Litvinenko’s death.

Cameron called the results alarming report about the murder of Litvinenko

The Prime Minister of great Britain David Cameron believes that it is extremely alarming findings in published on Thursday a report on the murder of former FSB officer Alexander Litvinenko, said his spokesman, reports «Interfax».

«The conclusion that the murder was sanctioned at the highest levels of the Russian state, is extremely alarming», — quotes The Guardian the words of the representative of Cameron.

«This should not be used in any state, not to mention a permanent member of the UN security Council,» — said in Downing street.

She also stressed in his statement: «unfortunately, these findings confirm what we and the previous government thought.»

According to the representative of the British Prime Minister, in London to deliberate on further steps.

«In the light of these findings, we are considering what further action to take,» said she.

In turn, the Russian Ambassador to the UK will be summoned for conversation to the foreign Ministry to talk on the results of the report on the investigation into the murder of Alexander Litvinenko. This was stated by the home Secretary Theresa may, reports The Guardian.

According to her, the foreign Ministry, the Ambassador will declare «the wrath of the government» about the case. May said that the British government accepts the conclusion about the involvement in the murder of Litvinenko from the highest state authorities «very seriously» with anxiety.

Mei believes that «this was a flagrant and substantial violation of the fundamental principles of international law and civilised behaviour».

She also added that Britain feels threatened by Russia, which has become more aggressive and nationalistic.

Mei also said that the assets of Andrei Lugovoi and Dmitry Kovtun, in the report which were identified as direct perpetrators of the assassination, will be frozen and recalled that an international warrant for the arrest of these persons are still active.

The Kremlin called the report on the murder of Litvinenko in London «politically biased»

Moscow considers the report on the murder of ex-FSB officer Alexander Litvinenko in London is politically biased. This is stated in the statement of the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

«I regret that a purely criminal case was politicized and marred the overall atmosphere of bilateral relations. It is obvious that the decision to suspend a coroner’s inquest and the beginning of «public hearings» were politically motivated», — says Zakharov.

«With this in mind, there was no reason to expect that the final report is politically motivated and extremely opaque process, podwodnego under a predetermined «right» result, it turns an objective and impartial manner», — stated in the Kremlin.




London court acknowledged Putin’s «probably» involved in the death of Litvinenko 21.01.2016

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