MOSCOW, January 21. Moscow has no reason to expect that the final report of the President “public investigation” of the circumstances surrounding the death of Alexander Litvinenko will be objective and impartial. This was stated by the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
The Russian foreign Ministry: actions of London on the Litvinenko investigation are politically motivated
“Of course, we need time to study in detail the contents of this document, and then give a detailed assessment”, – said Zakharov. The diplomat has noticed that “the Russian position on this issue remains unchanged and well known.” “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”, – said Zakharov.
“The reason is obvious – the process, despite its name, was not transparent neither for Russia nor for the public, given the specificity of closed review materials under the pretext of “secrecy”, – stated the official representative of the guardian. 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”.
“To close the” deal at our expense”
Earlier, a source said that “the illegitimate closure of the” London Litvinenko affair will not remain without serious consequences for bilateral relations.
There is an absolute unwillingness of the British to access the materials all their “games” with Alexander 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
The source added that London wanted to close the Litvinenko case with extreme prejudice for dialogue with Moscow, said the source.
The Death Of Litvinenko
Granted asylum in the UK Alexander Litvinenko died in London on 23 November 2006. According to the examination, this occurred due to poisoning by radioactive polonium, but the circumstances of his death still not established and controversial. The lawyers of the widow of the deceased admitted that at the time of his death, he for several years for the money worked for UK intelligence agencies (foreign intelligence MI-6) and Spain. Shortly before his death he became a British citizen.