Litvinenko for months before his death told about the involvement of the FSB to the murder of the mayor of Nefteyugansk
Ex-FSB officer, who died after poisoning with polonium-210 in London, Alexander Litvinenko, six months before death gave evidence about the involvement of Russian special services in murder of mayor of Nefteyugansk Vladimir Petukhov. Russian investigators believe was involved in the murder Leonid Nevzlin, the former partner of Mikhail Khodorkovsky at Yukos. The testimony of Litvinenko “Open Russia” said partner and friend, Eric wolf, Nevzlin.
Wolf reported that Litvinenko gave official testimony in Israel in April 2006. On the website “Open Russia” published the scans and transcript of the affidavit – testimony given under oath and duly notarized.
Petukhov was murdered on 26 June 1998 – the birthday of Mikhail Khodorkovsky. In July, as told Litvinenko, the employee of Management of own safety of FSB Vladimir Litvinov asked him to check the version about participation in murder of special services. Subsequently, he was shown a video in which, according to Litvinenko, one of the leaders of the regional Department URPO FSB Alexey Antropov unknown gave 40 thousand dollars to kill the mayor of Nefteyugansk. He “looked into the package, but the money was not counted”. Present in the room, the FSB discussed how you can use the entry. Litvinenko was to give a copy to Boris Berezovsky, and another one to the Prosecutor. His chief Husak opposed. After that, he left the room, replying that if the entry cannot be used, and to watch her makes no sense.
Litvinenko emphasized that Antropov knew personally and for a long time, and therefore no doubt, that was it. Also, according to him, Husak ordered to make a copy of the record.
In Britain on the eve was published the report on the case of the death of Litvinenko in November 2006. The court came to the conclusion that the killing had fled to London of ex-FSB officer could two Russians: former FSB officer and now a state Duma Deputy from LDPR Andrei Lugovoi, but also in the past collaborated with the Russian special services the businessman Dmitry Kovtun. They put polonium in your tea that Litvinenko drank. The report also said that President Vladimir Putin may be implicated in this murder.
The Murder Of Petukhov
The mayor of Nefteyugansk Vladimir Petukhov died 26 June 1998 from the hand of an assassin. He was then seriously wounded his bodyguard Vyacheslav Kokoshkin. The death of the mayor was preceded by a conflict with a township-forming enterprise of YUKOS. The mayor has accused the company that it does not pay taxes to the local budget, which the city started the irregular payment of wages and public services. In June 1998, the mayor announced a hunger strike, demanding to initiate criminal proceedings against Yukos executives.
The Petukhov stopped hunger strike after the promises of the Governor of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug Alexander Filipenko to verify the information and to take action. After a few days Petukhov was shot from a machine near the building of city administration. The murder occurred on the day of Khodorkovsky’s birthday.
Russian investigators believe was involved in the murder of Petukhov, ex-head of Yukos Mikhail Khodorkovsky. In late December of last year, Khodorkovsky was arrested in absentia and put on the international wanted list. Vladimir Putin has publicly directly linked this crime with the leadership of Yukos.
According to investigators, Khodorkovsky, as a shareholder and Chairman of the Board of YUKOS oil company in 1998-1999 instructed subordinate employees to Nevzlin and Pichugin, as well as others, the murder of the mayor of Nefteyugansk Petukhov and businesswoman fish.
A spokesman for the Investigative Committee Vladimir Markin explained: “to Organize the murder of Petukhov, was decided in relation to its legal requirements of the mayor of Nefteyugansk to the oil company YUKOS to return concealed from state taxes. Attempt at the businessman Vyacheslav Rybin has been associated with the initiation of the claims against Yukos to recover damages caused by illegal activities of this oil companies”.
In criminal cases involving this crime, were sentenced the former employee of security service of Yukos Alexey Pichugin and former largest shareholder Leonid Nevzlin living in Israel.