Russia responsible for Litvinenko killing - European court

Russia was responsible for the killing of Alexander Litvinenko, the European Court of Human Rights has found.

© BBC

Mr Litvinenko, a former Russian spy who became a British citizen, died of polonium poisoning in 2006 in London.

A UK public inquiry conducted in 2016 concluded that the killing was “probably approved” by President Putin.

Russia denies any involvement in his death.

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