British report linking Putin to poisoning of Litvinenko doesn’t surprise Grybauskaitė

Dalia Grybauskaitė
DELFI / Mindaugas Ažušilis

According to Grybauskaitė, who is attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the recent events in Syria, Ukraine and Georgia, along with existing suspicions about Putin, reveal a worrying picture of the Russian president’s behaviour.

Grybauskaitė told CNN that Lithuania and Russia are neighbouring countries, but that Lithuania feels aggressive pressure and the demonstration of force as well. According to the president, Lithuania has always emphasised that it needs more security guarantees in the region because its neighbour is unpredictable and aggressive. Grybauskaitė added that the latest revelations only highlight this picture and make it undeniable.

British High Court judge Rober Owen prepared a report published on Thursday that states that former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko was most likely poisoned with Putin’s approval. Litvinenko died in a London hospital in 2006 aged 43. It is suspected that he was poisoned by radioactive polonium isotope Po-210 put in a cup of tea when he met with two of his former colleagues, Dmitry Kovtun and Andrey Lugovoy, in a London hotel.

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