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Russian agent Kovtun, accused inside spy poisoning, deceased at 57

Russian agent Kovtun, accused inside spy poisoning, deceased at 57

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian agent Dmitry Kovtun, who was accused by the U.K. authorities inside the poisoning demise of former spy Alexander Litvinenko inside London inside 2006, has died at 57.

Russian lawmaker Andrei Lugovoi, who excessively was accused by the U.K. inside the spy's killing, announced Kovtun's demise on his messaging app channel. Lugovoi said that Kovtun died Saturday of a COVID-19-induced illness. Russian report reports said he died at a medical organization inside Moscow.

A British question concluded that Kovtun accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Lugovoi had killed Litvinenko accompanied by every one one other accompanied by that Russian President Vladimir Putin had "probably approved" the operation. The European Court of Human Rights backed the British conclusion.

The Kremlin has fiercely denied some involvement.

Kovtun accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Lugovoi excessively denied playing some small portion inside Litvinenko's death.

A former agent for the KGB accompanied by every one one other accompanied by its post-Soviet successor agency FSB, Litvinenko defected from Russia inside 2000 accompanied by every one one other accompanied by fled to London. He became associated accompanied by inside exposing corruption accompanied by every one one other accompanied by links to organized crime inside the Russian intellectual capacity service.

He fell violently ill inside November 2006 following drinking tea accompanied by place of set of two Russian men inside a London innmotel accompanied by every one one other accompanied by died trio weeks later. His tea was found to have been laced accompanied by radioactive polonium-210.

Russian agent Kovtun, accused inside spy poisoning, deceased at 57

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