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Putin ordered the assassination Litvinenko’s hitman over suspicions he was linked to intelligence agency of an ‘unfriendly country’

by LLB political Reporter
8th Jun 22 4:09 pm

Vladimir Putin ordered the assassination of Dmitry Lovtun who was wanted in the UK for the assassination of the former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko.

Kovtun was originally said to have died of Covid complications on Saturday but the Telegram Channel General SVR who are tasked with intelligence and espionage activities outside the Russian Federation.

Litvenenko was poisoned with polonium 201 in London on 1 November, 2006 at the Millennium Hotel in Mayfair.

Without offering any proof, the assassination claim comes from Telegram channel General SVR which claims to have inside sources in the Kremlin.

The General SVR posted, “The decision to liquidate Kovtun was made three days before his death after a report by the Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, Nikolai Patrushev, to Russian President Vladimir Putin, which indicated Kovtun’s connection with the intelligence of an unfriendly country.

“This is the fastest implementation of a liquidation of a ‘traitor’ after the decision was made.

“Earlier it took at least two months to prepare an operation of this kind.”

Lugovoy said on Saturday that Kovtun had “passed away suddenly as a result of a serious illness linked to a coronavirus infection.

“This is an irreplaceable and difficult loss for us.

“From the bottom of my heart I express my deepest condolences to all of Dima’s (Dmitry’s) relatives and friends.”

Ex-FSB agent Andrei Lugovoy was also accused of assassinating Litvenenko, on Saturday he said that Kovtun had “passed away suddenly as a result of a serious illness linked to a coronavirus infection”.

He said, “This is an irreplaceable and difficult loss for us.

“From the bottom of my heart, I express my deepest condolences to all of Dima’s (Dmitry’s)  relatives and friends.”

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