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MOSCOW. July 19 (Interfax) - Russia announced on Thursday that it was expelling four British Embassy officials in response to a similar British move following Russia's refusal to extradite Andrei Lugovoi, suspected of murdering former Russian intelligence agent Alexander Litvinenko.
MOSCOW. July 19 (Interfax) - Russian officials will not visit the UK in protest against London actions in the Andrei Lugovoi case, Foreign Ministry spokesman Mikhail Kamynin said on Thursday.
MOSCOW. July 19 (Interfax) - Russia is stopping anti-terrorist cooperation with the United Kingdom in protest against London's actions in the so-called Lugovoi case, Foreign Ministry spokesman Mikhail Kamynin said on Thursday.
"We deeply regret that the measures announced by London make it impossible to develop anti-terrorist cooperation between Russia and the UK," he said.
MOSCOW -The suspect in the radiation poisoning death of Kremlin foe Alexander Litvinenko weighed in Friday on the dispute over Russia's refusal to extradite him to Britain, claiming that London provoked the confrontation to hide a lack of evidence.
In a radio interview, Andrei Lugovoi said he was prepared to face British prosecutors in Russia but will not leave his country for fear he could be arrested at the behest of Britain - which he dismissed as a haven for criminals and mocked as lacking the clout of its imperial era.
As a result, he said, British authorities took steps to ensure that they would not have to prove his guilt. Those steps, he added, included requesting his extradition despite Russia's constitutional ban on handing over its citizens.
Moscow - The man suspected by British authorities of poisoning to death former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko in London said on Friday he was ready to face trial in Russia.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A former KGB bodyguard accused by Britain of murdering emigre Alexander Litvinenko complained on Friday he was becoming so popular at home that crowds of fellow Russians hounded him to get an autograph.
Originally posted by Daedalus3
Oh give it up..
They're not going to hand him over..
You might as well ask Russia for the missiles codes of silos pointed at London, Manchester, Birmingham etc etc..
He's is(was) a Russian agent!
Why would they give him up?!
British Foreign Secretary David Miliband suggested this week that Russia should change its constitution to allow the extradition.
"They should get their heads examined rather than tell us to change our constitution," he said.