Russian businessman Dmitry Kovtun in 2006. Photo: Reuters
Russian businessman Dmitry Kovtun in 2006. Photo: Reuters
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Russian accused of Alexander Litvinenko polonium poisoning dies of coronavirus

  • The businessman died of a coronavirus infection at the age of 57, the Russian state news agency TASS reported on Saturday
  • Kovtun allegedly killed Litvinenko with the radioactive poison polonium in 2006. Andrey Lugovoy, also a suspect and a member of Russia’s parliament, confirmed the death

Russian businessman Dmitry Kovtun in 2006. Photo: Reuters
Russian businessman Dmitry Kovtun in 2006. Photo: Reuters
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