March thirteen (UPI) — Police are investigating the death of a Russian exile found in his London household.
The person, found Monday evening, has been recognized in in media reviews as Nikolai Glushkov. The induce of his death is not but crystal clear, but authorities say it is possible unrelated to the new poisoning of a previous Kremlin spy in Salisbury, which has brought about heightened tensions in between Russia, the U.S. and Excellent Britain.
“There is no proof to propose a hyperlink to the incident in Salisbury,” the Metropolitan Police report pointed out, referencing the incident that included Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, who continue to be in significant condition.
Glushkov was a mate of Boris Berezovsky, a late Russian businessman, who at the time termed for Russian President Vladimir Putin’s overthrow. Glushkov directed Berezovsky’s LogoVaz car company and the condition airline Aeroflot in the nineteen nineties.
He was billed with income laundering and fraud in 1999 and served five many years in jail right before he was released and granted asylum in Britain.
The Metropolitan Police did not verify Glushkov’s identify in its report, but explained its counter terrorism unit is foremost the investigation into the death of “the person in his 60s” in New Malden, London, “as a precaution for the reason that of associations that the person is considered to have had.”
Metropolitan Police explained official identification has not taken place but pending a write-up-mortem identification. Upcoming of kin have been informed.