The murder of ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko in 2006 was ‘probably’ approved of President Putin.
After 10 years of questioning and mourning, it has been revealed that Alexander Litvinenko’s death was specifically approved by President Putin.
Litvinenko was an agent who was thought to have worked for the MI6. He was also believed to have been an enemy of the Russian state and an aggressive critic of Kremlin. His relationship with President Putin was unfortunately very strained.
Recently, there have been two suspects: Andrei Lugovoi and Dmitry Kovtuncts but they have both denied responsibility. Also, a Downing Street spokeswoman has risen to the defence of Mr Putin saying “It is not the way for any state, let alone a permanent member of the UN Security Council, to behave.” But Polonium-210 is only accessible when given permission from the head of the state, for it is usually used for nuclear reactors; therefore many suspicions remain to rest on Mr Putin’s shoulders.
It is said that he was deliberately poisoned with Polonium-210 when drinking a cup of tea. Weeks later, he died. Marina Litvinenko told us she was “very happy” that “The words my husband spoke on his deathbed when he accused Mr Putin have been proved by an English court” which tells us that maybe Putin really did approve of his poisoning.
His wife had insisted that the UK government demolish all Russian Intelligence Operatives and impose economic sanctions on Moscow. She also urged the government to give Vladimir Putin a travel ban.
After the inquiry went public, the UK has asked for Andrei Lugovoi and Dmitry Kovtuncts but the Russians refuse to release them to the United Kingdom.
As of yet, no one has taken up the burden of having the responsibility of Alexander Litvinenko’s death.