The death of former-FSB agent Alexander Litvinenko by radioactive poisoning has taken a new twist.
Accused Andrei Lugovoy, a former-KGB agent who is accused of murdering Litvinenko, by radioactive poisoning from polonium-210, has said the British intelligence, mafia or multi-millionaire Boris Berezovsky could have been involved in his murder. What could be interpreted as a blind attempt to shift the blame could create further support for his extradition, for an official investigation.
His claim of the mafia or Berezovsky involvement is questionable, as the mafia has not been mentioned previously in this political conflict. Logovoy’s claim that Berezovsky could have been involved is also suspicious, since it was Litvinenko who exposed the Kremlin’s desire to assassinate Berezovsky.
However we do have to ask the question how the British security forces failed to miss Polonium-210 in Britain, as it is especially rare, very unstable and highly radioactive. Was this due to ignorance or is there a hidden motive for the British intelligence.
What has been a turbulent relationship, from when Britain was accused of spying on
Russia with the use of camera’s in fake stones, it has now become an incident reminiscent of the Cold War. With Russia refusing to extradite Lugovoy, as there laws prohibit extradition of their citizens, as well as Britain’s refusal to extradite Berezovsky, who is wanted by
Russia for his calls for a revolution to topple Putin, there seems no end in sight.
Who do you think murdered Litvinenko? And what is your opinion on
Russia’s refusal to extradite Logovoy?