Alexander Litvinenko’s widow has called for Russian agents to be expelled from Britain and for sanctions against Moscow.
Marino Litvinenko also wants a travel ban on Russian president Vladimir Putin.
“Now it is time for David Cameron I am calling immediately for the expulsion from the UK of all Russian intelligence operatives, whether from the FSB [Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation] who murdered Sasha or from other Russian agencies based in the London Embassy.”
The Kremlin has always denied any involvement but the claim that the Russian president directly ordered a killing of an opponent in a major Western capital provoked immediate censure from Moscow.
Russia’s Foreign Ministry said what it called Britain’s politicised, biased and opaque handling of the Litvinenko case had clouded relations.