Lugovoi asks for forensic results in ex-FSB agent Litvinenko's murder
MOSCOW, September 12 - RAPSI. Russian parliamentary deputy Andrey Lugovoi said on Monday that he will ask UK authorities to provide him with forensic results supporting their contention that he was involved in the murder of former FSB agent Alexander Litvinenko.
Former FSB agent Litvinenko died as a result of polonium-210 poisoning on November 24, 2006, in London. British officials have charged Lugovoy with murdering the former FSB officer. Russia declined to extradite Lugovoi, who was later elected to the State Duma (Russia's lower house of parliament).
"My attorneys and I are preparing to get the forensic tests which served as the basis for the accusation of my involvement in Litvinenko's death," he told RIA Novosti.
Lugovoi stressed that he has received no evidence relating to the cause of Litvinenko's death, and wondered why such evidence was deemed classified by the UK.
Lugovoi also suggested holding an independent forensic analysis in a third country like Germany or France.