Cameron spoke of a possibility of new sanctions because of the Litvinenko case


The British Prime Minister David Cameron responded to the publication of the 300-page report of ex-judge Robert Owen on the Litvinenko case with a statement about the possibility of new sanctions against Russia. He made his statement in an interview to the TV channel Sky News.

Cameron said that new sanctions can be introduced against Russia. This rigid reaction was caused by the fact that the report states that the death of the former FSB officer Alexander Litvinenko was presented as a result of poisoning with radioactive polonium, which was probably sanctioned by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Cameron said that Britain will toughen sanctions against Moscow. There will be new asset freezes against two persons “responsible for the murder of a former spy in a London hotel in 2006”, and a number of other measures.

As previously reported by the news agency REGNUM, on the eve of January 21 a former British judge Robert Owen said that Russian President Vladimir Putin, apparently, approved the operation of the security services to assassinate the former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko.

Andrei Lugovoi and Dmitry Kovtun, who, according to the investigation, allegedly planted a poisonous substance polonium-210 in Litvinenko’s tea in a London bar, are named as perpetrators of the crime.

Source: Regnum


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