LONDON, January 21. /Corr. Ilya Dmitriev/. The question that Russia allegedly involved in the death of former FSB officer Alexander Litvinenko, is unacceptable. This was stated by the Russian Ambassador in London Alexander Yakovenko after visiting the British foreign office, where he was made a representation in connection with the release of the final report “public inquiry into” the circumstances surrounding the death of ex-FSB agent.
“One goal – to discredit Russia”: Moscow’s reaction to the verdict of London on business of Litvinenko
“Completely unacceptable for us, the question of what the Russian government was somehow involved in the death of Litvinenko”, – said the diplomat.
Conclusions the so-called “public investigation” of the Litvinenko affair will damage relations between Russia and the UK, said Yakovenko.
“This is a gross provocation by the British authorities not to harm our bilateral relations,” the diplomat said after visiting the British foreign office, where he was made a representation in connection with the release of the final report “public inquiry into” the circumstances surrounding the death of ex-FSB agent.
The final report of the British court
On 21 January in London was presented with a report on the results of the so-called public inquiry into the death of Alexander Litvinenko. The document stated Russia’s involvement in the death of the former FSB officer, and the Russians Andrei Lugovoi (now a state Duma Deputy from the LDPR) and take Dmitry Kovtun were named executors of the murder.
Cameron called extremely troubling findings of the investigation into Litvinenko
While the report notes that the court could not confirm the Russian origin of polonium, which, according to British expertise, was poisoned Litvinenko.
Public inquiry into Litvinenko affair began in a London court in January last year. Initially it was due to be completed in March 2015, but later was extended due to the expressed desire of Kovtun to give evidence. In the end, Kovtun have refused to act as witness. After public hearings they continued behind closed doors. Only, as reported by the counsel Robin process There were conducted 34 days of open trial, in which testimony from 62 witnesses.
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.
Litvinenko’s case: the investigation