FO silent on bid to catch Putin ‘killers’

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - News - BY ALAN SELBY

THE For­eign Of­fice has re­fused to re­veal if they are still try­ing to catch Alexan­der Litvi­nenko’s killers.

An­drei Lu­govoi and Dmitry Kov­tun are the main sus­pects for the lethal ra­dioac­tive poi­son­ing of for­mer KGB spy Alexan­der Litvi­nenko in Lon­don 13 years ago.

Lu­govoi is now a millionair­e busi­ness­man, TV per­son­al­ity, as well as a politi­cian in Pres­i­dent Putin’s Rus­sia.

Kov­tun is also a suc­cess­ful busi­ness­man.

The For­eign Of­fice said this week it could nei­ther con­firm nor deny how much cash had so far been spent try­ing to bring the pair to jus­tice.

It said the public’s right to know was out­weighed by re­la­tions be­tween the UK and Rus­sia.

VIC­TIM Ex-KGB spy Alex

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