Russian President Vladimir Putin may have ordered the killing of former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko according to a report. Just months before his death, the former agent had accused the Russian president of being a pedophile.
In July 2006, Litvinenko wrote an article for the Chechenpress website about an instance that happened a few days ago involving President Putin. As he walked from the Big Kremlin Palace to his Residence, the Russian president stopped to chat with a boy who looked to be aged 4 or 5. After asking for his name, President Putin lifted the boy’s shirt and kissed his stomach.
Litvinenko died on November 23, 2006 after suffering a cardiac arrest, his third in a course of 3 days. Pathologists believed that Litvinenko’s final heart attack was due to acute radiation syndrome. He suffered from the said syndrome after he was poisoned with 4.4GBq of polonium 210 on November 1, 2006 while he was drinking tea at the Pine Bar of the Millenium Hotel. Forensic evidence would later confirm that Litvinenko’s table had the highest readings of polonium contamination in the said establishment.
On that fated day, Litvnenko had met with fellow ex-KGB agent and Russian businessman Dmitry Kovtun and Russian politician Andrei Lugovoy. The two men had since, given “inconsistent accounts” about their meeting with Litvnenko, although they had both insisted that neither of them offered or poured tea for the poisoned ex-KGB agent. Moreover, further scientific tests on Litvnenko’s body also found that he had actually been poisoned by polonium 210 twice with the smaller (first) dose having been ingested several days before.
With regard to this, forensic evidence found polonium 210 contamination in a boardroom table at Erinys where Litvinenko met with both Lugovoy and Kovtun on October 16, 2006. Moreover, forensics also found presence of polonium was also found in Lugovoy’s hotel room at the Best Western Hotel where he had stayed while in town to meet with Litvinenko. Therefore, it is likely that Litvinenko was first poisoned on the said day.
In 2012, Lugovoy underwent a polygraph or lie detector in Moscow where he was questioned regarding his involvement in Litvinenko’s death. During the test, Lugovoy persistently denied his involvement and the polygraph examiner concluded that he was “telling the truth, no deception indicated.” Later on, however, a report from polygraph expert Professor Ray Bull stated that Lugovoy is likely capable of defeating a polygraph test, considering his lengthy service with the KGB.
All these bombshell information were detailed in the report titled The Litvinenko Inquiry – report into the death of Alexander Litvinenko. Furthermore, the report concluded that the polonium 210 used to kill Litvinenko may have originated from Russia. Moreover, the fact that the said poison was used to kill the former KGB agent serves as a “strong indicator” that the Russian government was involved in Litvinenko’s assassination plot.
The report also considered Litvinenko’s personal hostile relations with President Putin. The two had met back in 1998 when the Russian president was a newly appointed head of the FSB. Since then, Litvinenko had launched “highly personal attacks” against President Putin, including in July 2006 when he accused him of pedophilia. Therefore, the report finds that the Russian President, members of his administration and the FSB ” had motives for taking action against Mr Litvinenko, including killing him” back in 2006.