icon bookmark-bicon bookmarkicon cameraicon checkicon chevron downicon chevron lefticon chevron righticon chevron upicon closeicon v-compressicon downloadicon editicon v-expandicon fbicon fileicon filtericon flag ruicon full chevron downicon full chevron lefticon full chevron righticon full chevron upicon gpicon insicon mailicon moveicon-musicicon mutedicon nomutedicon okicon v-pauseicon v-playicon searchicon shareicon sign inicon sign upicon stepbackicon stepforicon swipe downicon tagicon tagsicon tgicon trashicon twicon vkicon yticon wticon fm

Boris Berezovsky ready to pay for Andrey Lugovoy’s lawyers

Boris Berezovsky ready to pay for Andrey Lugovoy’s lawyers
The British Sunday Times newspaper says self-exiled Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky offered to pay for the defence for Andrey Lugovoy, one of the key witnesses in the case of former Russian Security officer Aleksandr Litvinenko.

The paper reports that in a telephone conversation earlier this month Berezovsky told Lugovoy that he would pay for Britain’s best lawyers if he agreed to return to London for trial.

Berezovsky was quoted as saying that if Lugovoy is innocent there is no better place to prove it than in Britain.

Lugovoy met Litvinenko several times in London but denies involvement in the poisoning. He phoned Berezovsky after the tycoon said in an interview that Litvinenko had accused Lugovoy as he lay dying.

Dear readers and commenters,

We have implemented a new engine for our comment section. We hope the transition goes smoothly for all of you. Unfortunately, the comments made before the change have been lost due to a technical problem. We are working on restoring them, and hoping to see you fill up the comment section with new ones. You should still be able to log in to comment using your social-media profiles, but if you signed up under an RT profile before, you are invited to create a new profile with the new commenting system.

Sorry for the inconvenience, and looking forward to your future comments,

RT Team.