Ex-FSB officer Litvinenko suspected of poisoning with polonium dies in Moscow

He is said to have died from complications from the coronavirus.

Litvinenko was poisoned with polonium in 2006 \​​www.telegraph.co.uk
Litvinenko was poisoned with polonium in 2006 \​​www.telegraph.co.uk

Businessman Dmitry Kovtun died in Moscow, whom the British authorities suspected of being involved in the poisoning in London in 2006 of former FSB officer Alexander Litvinenko , who had previously fled Russia and received asylum in the UK.

The death of 57-year-old Kovtun was confirmed by his friend and the main suspect in the radioactive polonium poisoning case, Andrey Lugovoy, also a former FSB officer and now a State Duma deputy from the LDPR, BBC reports .

According to Lugovoy, Kovtun died as a result of a serious illness associated with a coronavirus infection.

According to RosSMI, Kovtun died in a Moscow hospital.

Poisoning of Litvinenko in London

Former KGB and FSB officer Litvinenko died in London in 2006, six years after fleeing Russia for the UK due to a conflict with Russian intelligence services.

Litvinenko claimed that FSB officers were involved in a series of explosions of residential buildings in Moscow and Volgodonsk in September 1999 (as a result of three explosions, more than 300 people died, more than 1,700 were injured), about which he wrote the book “FSB blows up Russia” ( included in the Russian Federal List of Extremist Materials).

(C)UNIAN 2022

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