The murder of ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko in 2006 in the UK was probably approved by President Vladimir Putin, a public inquiry has found.

According to BBC News, the inquiry claims Mr. Putin is likely to have signed off the poisoning of Mr. (Lit-veen-yen-koh) with polonium-210 in part due to personal “antagonism” between the pair.

Retired High Court Judge Robert Owen, who conducted the inquiry, wrote that he was “sure” that two former Russian officials poisoned the 44-year-old at a London hotel with highly radioactive substance.

UK Home Secretary, Theresa May said his murder was a “blatant and unacceptable” breach of international law. But the Russian Foreign Ministry said the report had been “politicized”.

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