“I consider that this decision to be political” – Lugovoi

The BBC’s world affairs correspondent predicts tense times ahead, or as the CiF post by Richard Norton-Taylor puts it “The Big Chill”, after the director of public prosecutions, Sir Ken McDonald, recommended that a former KGB officer, Andrei Lugovoi, should be charged with the murder of ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko and that the prosecution was “clearly in the public interest” And with the current Prime Minister’s spokesman looking for co-operation from Russia.. and the Foreign Office, apparently, meeting with the Russian ambassador.. the Russian General Prosecutor’s Office is pointing to article 61 of Russia’s constitution and an exemption from the European convention on extradition

“A Russian citizen cannot be sent beyond the borders of the Russian Federation or given to another state”.