Polonium is the highly
radioactive poison used to kill Russian dissident and former spy
Alexander Litvinenko. Dmitry Kovtun is a witness in the
Litvinenko case and is now being linked to various traces of polonium.Read Full Story
The health of Dmitry Kovtun, a witness
in the case of the murder of former FSB officer Alexander Litvinenko, is
continuing to get worse.
He has acute radiation sickness. Dmitry Kovtun has an acute form of radiation sickness, with internal
contamination from alpha-radiation by radio-nuclides affecting his liver, kidneys, and intestines.
Kovtun is now conscious after emerging from his coma.Read Full Story
German investigators are searching the
airplane that Dmitry Kovtun used to get to London last month - they are
looking for traces of the radioactive substance polonium 210.
Test results aren't yet available.
Dmitry Kovtun fell into a coma on Dec. 7 after being interviewed
by Russian and U.K. authorities in connection with an inquiry
into Alexander Litvinenko's death.Read Full Story
Traces of radiation were found in Hamburg at Dmitry's ex-wife's apartment. Russian businessman Dmitry
Kovtun is getting linked to polonium 210.
A representative of the federal radiation protection service confirmed the information this weekend.Read Full Story
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Dmitry Kovtun, a contact of poisoned Russian ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko, is in satisfactory health and media reports he is in critical condition are wrong, a lawyer told Reuters on Thursday.
Russia's Interfax news agency reported earlier that Kovtun, who met Litvinenko in London on the day he fell ill...Read Full Story
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Dmitry Kovtun, a contact of dead Russian ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko, is in critical condition in hospital from radiation poisoning, Interfax news agency quoted an unnamed source as saying on Thursday.
"Doctors have classified Kovtun's condition as critical," Interfax quoted its source as saying. Kovtun met...Read Full Story
Dmitry Kovtun news and opinions. Dmitry Kovtun is involved in the Alexander Litvinenko spy case. Russian businessman Dmitry Kovtun is now in a coma.