The court found that "there was also a strong prima facie case that, in killing Mr Litvinenko, Mr Lugovoi and Mr Kovtun had been acting on the direction or control of the Russian authorities". Kremlin rejects the ruling.
The Czech Republic announced that it was expelling 18 Russian diplomats who it has identified as spies in a case related to a huge ammunition depot explosion in 2014.
The poisoning of Alexey Navalny should not go unpunished.
German authorities said that tests showed that Russian opposition politician Alexey Navalny had been poisoned with a chemical nerve agent from the Novichok group.
Dissent has been systematically squashed out leaving a trail of dead opposition figures, critics and journalists for decades.
Washington imposed an initial batch of sanctions last year on Moscow after determining that Moscow had used a nerve agent against a former Russian double agent, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter Yulia, in Britain, which Moscow denies.
Outspoken Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny most recently suffered from an “acute allergic reaction” in jail, triggering a wave of rumours and suspicion. This is how he drew Moscow’s ire and why he is in jail.
One year ago, on March the 4th, the former Russian double-agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were rushed to hospital after poisoned with a chemical nerve agent in the British city of Salisbury.
The development comes just days after a Russian citizen pleaded guilty to meddling in domestic politics in the United States.
The poisoning of a former Russian double agent, Sergai Skripal, in the British city of Salisbury stunned the world this year.
Police release footage of two men arriving and moving around Salisbury on March 4, the day the Skripals were found slumped in the centre of the English city.
Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl, who danced with Russian President Vladimir Putin at her wedding in August, has cancelled a planned trip to Moscow over the case.
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