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British Judge Robert Owen has issued a lengthy report concluding that Russian President Vladimir Putin “probably approved” the plan to kill former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko.
Litvienko had fled to London and was a fierce critic of Putin. He died in 2006, three weeks after drinking tea at a London hotel that was laced with polonium 210, a radioactive isotope that is deadly even in tiny quantities.
Edward Lucas of the Economist joins Here & Now’s Robin Young with details on Britain’s public inquiry into the killing.