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Spotlight Again Falls on Russia in U.K. Poisonings

Spotlight Again Falls on Russia in U.K. Poisonings
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Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko was assigned to assassinate him. A European court found that Litvinenko had been murdered, and U.K. authorities charged Litvinenko with a 2018 chemical assault in England. This brought the Kremlin’s role in poisoning its enemies back in the limelight.

Mr. Litvinenko, a vocal critic of President Vladimir Putin died in 2006 from consuming tea laced in polonium -210,, a radioactive element that can cause death. The incident occurred at a London bar.

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