Commenting on the decision on the “Litvinenko case”, which a British court has laid the blame for the death of ex-FSB officer in Russia, an informed source in Moscow said that London is still not ready for an open, equitable and mutually respectful discussion with Russia of serious issues.
MOSCOW, 21 Jan. Moscow believes that London is not ready for an open, equitable and mutually respectful discussion with Russia of serious issues, an informed source in Moscow.
“There is an absolute unwillingness of the British to access materials about all of his “games” with Litvinenko and some others settled in the UK of Russian citizens. By the way, this is indicated by the fact that, in an effort to “close” the deal at our expense, London demonstrates the unwillingness to “sharpen” us bilateral relations. Actually it is obvious that on the banks of the Thames is still not ready for an open, equitable and mutually respectful discussion with Russia of serious issues,” — said the source Agency.
The Chairman the opened proceedings on the death of ex-FSB officer Alexander Litvinenko, sir Robert Owen came to the conclusion that Andrei Lugovoi and Dmitry Kovtun poisoned Litvinenko during a joint tea party on 1 November 2006.
Owen also wrote that he believes that Lugovoi and Kovtun were acting on the orders of other people, apparently, the FSB. The Chairman of the proceedings, exclude the version of suicide or accidental poisoning of Litvinenko.
Litvinenko, who fled in 2000 in the UK, died in November 2006, shortly after receiving British citizenship. Litvinenko’s health began to deteriorate after a meeting with Lugovoi and Kovtun and shared tea in London’s Millennium hotel. After his death experts of the British Agency in health protection asserted that have found in the body of Litvinenko, a significant amount of radioactive polonium-210. The main suspect in Litvinenko is the Russian businessman and member of the meadow. However, he denies put forward in his address the charges, calling them politically motivated.
Previously the state Duma Deputy Andrei Lugovoi said that British experts have tested the polygraph on the evidence in the case of the death of Litvinenko and came to the conclusion that he’s not involved.