Russia warns Alexander Litvinenko inquiry may poison ties



    Russia warns Alexander Litvinenko inquiry may poison ties

    Jan 22, Moscow: Britain's inquiry into the murder of ex-KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko may further "poison" ties between Moscow and London, media reports said.

    Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday that Russia would give "all necessary answers via diplomatic channels", after Britain's inquiry concluded President Vladimir Putin "probably" approved a 2006 Russian intelligence operation to kill Litvinenko with radioactive polonium-210 in London.

    Andrei Lugovoi said that the inquiry presented "invention" and "supposition" and its chairman had "gone mad",BBC news report said.

    The inquiry said Russian's Mr Lugovoi and Dmitry Kovtun deliberately poisoned Mr Litvinenko and the killing was "probably approved" by President Putin.

    Russia has accused Sir Robert Owen's public inquiry of being "politicised".

    Litvinenko died as a result of his poisoning in November that year.

    The Oslo Times

     
     

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