Litvinenko widow chips in on poisoning of Russian ex-intel officer

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The widow of Alexander Litvenenko, Marina, has commented on the poisoning of the former Colonel of the GRU (Russian military intelligence), who was spying in favor of London, Sergei Skripal.

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“It looks just like what happened to my husband, but we need more information. We need to know what the poisoning substance was. Was it radioactive? “- said Marina Litvinenko.

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According to the British police, on Sunday afternoon at the Salisbury shopping center, the 66-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman (his daughter) suddenly felt ill due to exposure to an unknown substance. The 66-year-old Sergei Skripal is a former Russian intelligence officer. In 2006, he was sentenced to 13 years in prison for state treason and espionage in favor of Britain.


Later, Skripal was pardoned by the Russian President,  in exchange for 10 people detained in the US. Skripal then moved to the UK and worked for the MI6.


As for Litvinenko – in November 2006, Alexander Litvinenko was fatally poisoned in London. Between 1988-1999 he worked first in the KGB and then in the FSB of Russia.  A number of criminal cases were raised against Litvinenko, in light of treason suspicions. In 2000, he fled to the UK with his family, where the authorities granted him political asylum. Subsequently, Litvinenko collaborated with British intelligence MI6. The British state that Putin’s acquaintances carried out the murder – while the Russian side maintains that the MI6 in this way, attempted to frame the Russian government for murder.

Source Gazeta
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