Dmitry Kovtun
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Litvinenko trial: Suspect Kovtun dismisses 'gibberish' claims

A key suspect in the killing of ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko will disprove allegations he was involved in the poisoning, he has told the BBC.

The UK public inquiry is on hold after a last-minute offer by Dmitry Kovtun to give evidence via video link.

He, along with Andrei Lugovoi, is accused of poisoning Mr Litvinenko, who died in London on 23 November 2006.

Mr Kovtun told the BBC's Richard Galpin: "I am ready to answer everything, I had nothing to do with the murder".

  • 22 Mar 2015
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