Andrei Lugovoi, the man charged with killing Alexander Litvinenko, says the dead man was a British spy. He also says the British government tried to get him (Lugovoi) to spy for them.
Lugovoi and Litvinenko were both former Russian government agents. Litvinenko died in 2006, while living in Britain. Lugovoi is charged with poisoning him with polonium-210, a radioactive substance. Britain has asked Russia to send him to Britain for trial.
But Lugovoi says the British government is connected to Litvinenko's death. He says he has evidence of this. He also says, "Sacha [Litvinenko] was not my enemy. I didn't feel cold or hot from whatever he was doing, from the books that he was writing."
Litvinenko's writings criticized Vladimir Putin, President of Russia.
"UK govt declines comment on Lugovoi claims, says 'criminal matter'". Forbes, May 31, 2007