Litvinenko’s Suspected Killer Defiant
Posted on May 22, 2007
After six months, a potential lead has emerged in the murder case of Russian expatriate Alexander Litvinenko, who died in England last November after allegedly being poisoned with radioactive polonium-210. However, the suspect, former KGB officer Andrei Lugovoi, denies that he had a hand in Litvinenko’s death, according to the BBC.
The Russian man the UK wants to charge with murdering Alexander Litvinenko has denied any involvement and said the case is “politically motivated”.
Andrei Lugovoi, a former KGB officer, told Russian TV: “I’m a victim not a perpetrator of a radiation attack.”
The UK’s director of public prosecutions has recommended Mr Lugovoi be extradited for the “grave crime” of murder by poisoning of Mr Litvinenko.
Alexander Litvinenko was convinced that his polonium-210 poisoning, which led to his death in November, was no accident.