Skip to comments.British Police Identify Suspected Killer of Poisoned Ex-Russian Spy
Posted on 01/21/2007 5:47:59 AM PST by nuconvert
British Police Identify Suspected Killer of Poisoned Ex-Russian Spy
January 21, 2007
LONDON Police have identified the man they believe poisoned Alexander Litvinenko. The suspected killer was captured on cameras at Heathrow as he flew into Britain to carry out the murder.
Friends of the ex-spy say that the man was a hired killer, sent by the Kremlin, who vanished hours after administering a deadly dose of radioactive polonium-210 to Litvinenko.
He arrived in London on a forged EU passport and reportedly slipped the poison into a cup of tea he made for Litvinenko in a London hotel room. Litvinenko was reportedly able to give vital details of his suspected killer in a bedside interview with detectives just days before he died on November 23 at University College Hospital.
Police have decided not to publish pictures of this man, who was seen on CCTV cameras as he flew in from Hamburg on November 1, the day that Litvinenko fell ill.
He is described as being tall and powerfully built, in his early thirties with short, cropped black hair and distinctive Central Asian features.
He reportedly traveled on the same flight as Dimitri Kovtun, a Russian businessman who is being investigated for trafficking the radioactive material used in the poison plot.
Oleg Gordievsky, a former KGB agent and friend of Litvinenko, who has worked closely with police on the investigation, said: This man is believed to have used a Lithuanian or Slovak passport. He did not check into any hotel in London using the name or that passport, and he left the country using another EU passport.
German police are investigating how polonium-210 was found in various locations Kovtun visited in Hamburg.
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I have been shocked that people right here on FR have posted opinions that Putin would not have ordered this hit, that Russian intelligence could just have used a bullet, that the murdered exile was involved in smuggling radioactive material, etc. I suspected from the beginning that such stories were typical KGB-style disinformation designed to exculpate Putin's mobster regime. Fortunately, the Brits do not seem to have been fooled by that nonsense. This was an old-style KGB murder all the way.
It's a foregone conclusion that the head of the KGB has people murdered. I hardly think Pootin' has turned over a new leaf.
Sorry, but Putin was right on this one.
"Sorry, but Putin was right on this one......"
Whatever happens to "due process"....the hallmark of civilized man....?!!!!
Jack Bauer already found him and they are in a warehouse "talking" right now.....
That goes out the window when the Muslims invade schools and slaughter infidels. Putin understands what is at stake.
Under Vladimir Pukin', Russia is spying on us intensively, collaborating with our other "friends" like China to undermine and sabotage U.S. interests all around the world, advancing its nuclear armaments, practicing extortion against our real allies in Europe (like its former satellite Poland), and behaving in most ways exactly like the Soviet Union of the Cold War. Nor is Pukin' very dedicated to the fight against Islamofascism. The guy is a fascist himself, anyway.
With all due respect, I think you're delusional.
I have no expertise in sleuthmanship, but I have to wonder if this entire episode is not related to the smuggling of a suitcase nuke trigger mechanism to the radical muslims in London. You also have to believe that by judging from the Brits response in handling this situation, that they are not going to brush this under the rug. They may slap a coat of paint on this to give it a different look, but they are probably onto the reason for this situation.
Interesting. Thanks for posting.
I suspect he is NONE OF THE ABOVE. . .at least, any longer. . .