The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled that “Russia was responsible for assassination of Aleksandr Litvinenko in the UK.”
But of course Russia and Vladamir Putin deny any involvement in Litvinenko’s death. Litvinenko was a former Russian spy for the KGB and was killed after being poisoned with radioactive polonium 210.
He was an outspoken critic of the Russian President Vladamir Putin and like anyone who challenges Putin is either killed or imprisoned.
In 2016 a public inquiry found that Litvinenko was killed after his tea was spiked with the radioactive poison at the Millennium Hotel in Knightsbridge, London which “probably” had the approval of Putin.
Two Russian men, Andrei Lugovoi and Dmitri Kovtun had deliberately poisoned Litvinenko causing an agonising death, the former high court judge Sir Robert Owen found in the inquiry.
The polonium 210 could have only come from a nuclear reactor which was a “strong indicator” the Russia ordered the assassination.
The statement on the European court’s ruling added, “The Court found in particular that there was a strong prima facie case that, in poisoning Mr Litvinenko, Mr Lugovoy and Mr Kovtun had been acting as agents of the Russian State.
“It noted that the Government had failed to provide any other satisfactory and convincing explanation of the events or counter the findings of the UK inquiry.”