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Russia is responsible for 2006 killing of Alexander Litvinenko – EU

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Russia is responsible for the 2006 killing of Alexander Litvinenko.

Litvinenko died after he was poisoned in London with a rare radioactive isotope called Polonium 210.

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The Russian Government has continuously denied any involvement in the death of Litvinenko.

However, the EU court said: “Russia was responsible for assassination of Aleksandr Litvinenko in the UK.”

The 43-year-old was an outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin, who fled Russia for the United Kingdom six years before he died.

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He died after drinking Green Tea laced with the Polonium 210 poison at London’s Millennium Hotel.

Putin and his Government continue to deny any involvement in the killing.

IMAGE – “Vladimir Putin” by theglobalpanorama is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

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