Litvinenko waiter recalls when tea was poisoned
who served Alexander Litvinenko's table at the Millennium Hotel in London is speaking
out for the first time about the events that led to poisoning and death of Mr.
the extraordinary events of November 1, 2006, Mr. Andrade, the head barman of
the Pine Bar at the Millennium Hotel said "When I was delivering gin and
tonic to the table, I was obstructed. I couldn't see what was happening, but it
seemed very deliberate to create a distraction. It made it difficult to put the
Later after Andrade cleared the table he noticed that the remaining contents of the teapot had turned a "funny color." He also noticed that the tea looked thicker than usual.
Litvinenko died in agony on November 23 and in a deathbed statement accused the Russian president, Vladimir Putin of ordering his assassination.