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Russia rejects blame in death of ex-spy Litvinenko

Russia denied on Friday it had a role in the death of Kremlin critic and former spy Alexander Litvinenko in London six years ago, dismissing a statement made during a British inquest into his fatal poisoning with radioactive polonium-210.

 

A British lawyer told a preliminary hearing on Thursday there was evidence the Russian government was involved in his death, which soured relations between Moscow and London and still contributes to tension. (Reuters)