“The evidence suggests that the only credible explanation is, in one way or another, that the Russian state is involved in Litvinenko’s murder.”
Scotland Yard lawyer — Court hearing in London (2015)
On January 22 2018, the UK issued the order to freeze the assets of Andrei Lugovoi and Dmitry Kovtun under the terms of the Antiterrorism, Crime, and Security Act of 2001. Follow us on Twitter: @Intel_Today
On January 21, Judge Robert Owen — who chaired the British government inquiry into the Litvinenko killing — said he was certain Lugovoi and Kovtun killed Litvinenko by placing a lethal dose of polonium 210 in his tea during a meeting on November 1, 2006.
Alexander Litvinenko’s murder: The inside story – BBC Newsnight
Newsnight’s Richard Watson has been piecing together the story behind the murder of Alexander Litvinenko in London.
He speaks to intelligence sources and key witnesses about the motives for the killing, the role of the Russian state and the polonium trail left in London.
Poisoned by Polonium : The Litvinenko File [Russian – English]
On November 23, 2006, these words, spoken on camera by exiled former KGB and FSB (post-communist Russia’s dreaded new secret police) agent Alexander “Sasha” Litvinenko, became a gruesome self-fulfilling prophecy.
After an agonizingly painful ordeal, Litvinenko succumbed to what was allegedly radiation poisoning from a lethal dose of toxic Polonium-210, surreptitiously slipped into his tea during a London meeting with two FSB ex-colleagues three weeks earlier.
In Poisoned by Polonium: The Litvinenko File, filmmaker Andrei Nekrasov exposes the truth behind a crime that shocked the world and provoked a war of words between Russia and England that continues to this day.
Poisoned by Polonium: The Litvinenko File is both a nuanced documentary requiem for a friend and a searing personal indictment of Vladimir Putin’s de facto dictatorship and Russia’s hidden history of tyrannical secret police repression going all the way back to the Tsars.
Aleksandr Litvinenko — U.K. Freezes Assets Of Two Suspects