Putin ‘probably’ approved murder of Litvinenko: British judge

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Putin ‘probably’ approved murder of Litvinenko: British judge


Russian president Vladimir Putin probably approved an intelligence operation in London to murder ex-KBG agent Alexander Litvinenko with radioactive polonium-210, a British judge said Thursday.

In a lengthy report, Judge Robert Owen said that he is certain Litvinenko was given tea with a fatal dose of polonium-210, a radioactive isotope that is deadly if ingested even in tiny quantities, in November 2006.

He said there is a "strong probability" that the FSB, successor to the Soviet spy agen...


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