Putin sure likes to leave no stone unturned.... ruthless bas**rd that he is......
I don't know. I've looked into his soul and he seems like a nice guy.
But Vlady would never order something like this. He's a Christian! He has religious icons and a Bible in his gold-plated jet! He obviously has a heart for Jesus! And our president said he could be trusted. That's good enough for me. It seems very obvious to me that two guys might just randomly run up to Joyal, shoot him in the stomach, and run off without stealing anything. Makes all the sense in the world. < /s>
Or some other party, which was the real one responsible for Litvinenko's death, saw a good opportunity to strengthen the framing of Putin.
Not saying that's the case, but it's perfectly plausible. There are some very sophisticated cloak-and-dagger evildoers at work here, and it would be naive to assume that things actually are as they are being made to appear.