Britain had more motivation to kill Aleksandr Litvinenko than Russia, brother claims
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Back in 2012, Litvinenko’s father backtracked on his claims that Vladimir Putin was responsible for his son's death, and asked the Russian president for forgiveness. Walter Litvinenko told RT that his anger had made him say what the Western media wanted to hear.
From the British tabloid press. A 'bizarre' outburst
In a bizarre outburst the younger brother of murdered agent Litvinenko says Russia is not to blame but the UK could be
The younger sibling of murdered spy Alexander Litvinenko says his brother was not killed by Russian spies and instead blames UK security services that wanted him dead.
Valter Litvinenko (right) now realizes he was completely duped by the British government and the Russian mafia
The father of late Russian security officer Aleksandr Litvinenko says he pursued a smear campaign against the Russian government out of grief, but changed his mind after Aleksandr's widow revealed his son had been working for British intelligence.
After his son died in London from radioactive polonium poisoning in November 2006, Walter Litvinenko was among those who accused Russia of assassinating Aleksandr.
But he changed his attitude after his son's widow Marina revealed that he had been working for British intelligence.
"If I knew back then that my son worked for the MI6, I would not speculate about his death. It would be none of my business. Although I am not 100 per cent sure he did work for them," he said in an interview with RT.
He added that if it was true and Aleksandr, once a security officer with the Russian special service FSB, had defected to British intelligence, the Russians may have had a right to kill him as a traitor.
"He might as well have been killed by Russian secret services. They had a right to do it because traitors are to be killed," he said. "Back then I was convinced he was not a traitor but I am not so sure now, so I won't draw any conclusions."
He calls his son a victim of a grand spy game. But he doubts that Andrey Lugovoy, who British police have named their chief suspect, had a hand in his death or acted as a government agent.
"The FSB wouldn't send some dumbhead to spill polonium on himself, to leave traces all over my son. It appears that someone left traces of polonium on Lugovoy intentionally. Polonium traces were found at the stadium, on the road and even on a plane. It's strange to think that Lugovoy would be such an idiot."