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Suspect In Alexander Litvinenko Poisoning Mocks MI6

by | 21st, November 2007

FORMER KGB operative Alexander Litvinenko was murdred in London:

MOSCOW (AP) – The former KGB officer named as a suspect in the murder of Alexander Litvinenko in London said Wednesday the British government’s case against him had collapsed and called the slain man a “traitor.”

In an interview with The Associated Press, Andrei Lugovoi, who is running for parliament in the Dec. 2 elections, said he expects his accusers to use the Nov. 23 anniversary of Litvinenko’s agonizing death from radiation poisoning to renew calls for his extradition.

But the 43-year-old multimillionaire said the Russian constitution prevents him being handed over, so he is not concerned about what British officials and Litvinenko’s friends might demand.

“I don’t give a damn about this raving and barking from across the channel,” Lugovoi said in his office in the Radisson Slavyanskaya hotel overlooking the Moscow River.

“Several times, Russia’s law enforcement system and I have asked the British to provide proof and the evidence against me,” he said. “So far, they have no proof of any kind, and everything about the Litvinenko case is politicized. I’m sure they will not provide anything to anyone, and will keep the issue hot to further discredit Russia on the international scene.”

Lugovoi also alleged the British were being egged on by fugitives wanted in Russia who are living in London, including billionaire Boris Berezovsky. “Britain has always been a country that allows all sorts of bastards to seek refuge on its territory,” he said.

As he has in the past, Lugovoi insisted he would have returned to Britain to discuss the allegations against him if he had been invited. He said the case against him had essentially collapsed.

“I congratulate MI6 and all British secret services with the loudest flop in their history,” he said.

Perhaps he’ll seek refuge here one day…


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