Accuses Britain of coverup in Litvinenko’s death
Britain’s main suspect in the killing of former KGB officer Alexander Litvinenko accused investigators of covering up British involvement and using the case to "humiliate and discredit" Russia.
Andrei Lugovoi spoke yesterday to a packed, televised news conference on the first anniversary of the day British investigators say Litvinenko was slipped a fatal dose of radioactive poison in a London bar.
Lugovoi, also a former KGB officer, said the British investigators had overlooked and concealed evidence to hide the involvement of the British foreign intelligence agency, MI6.
Lugovoi has long claimed that Litvinenko was working for MI6, and that British intelligence may have had a hand in his death. British officials have dismissed the claims.