European Court of Human Rights has found Putin responsible for the 2006 assassination by radiation poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko, a former Russian intelligence official who defected to the West.
There are reports that Putin believed that Gorbachev was about to announce his support for Ukraine this Thursday .
However there is no direct evidence at this time that Putin ordered the death of Gorbachev. But no one will be surprised if it turns out, that Putin ordered the death of Gorbachev. Putin is killing thousands of Ukrainians every day, since February 24, 2022.
It is a well known fact that Putin believed that Gorbachev loved the west and hated the Soviet form of government. It has been reported that Putin believed that Gorbachev destroyed the Soviet Union and hatched a plot to kill Putin, It is also a well known fact that Gorbachev looved his ICE Tea.
Gorbachev once had agree to do a spot for Lipton Ice Tea. But the Director, Steven Spielberg, told Gorbachev that he wanted to cover up that spot on Gorbachev's head, because it distracted from the commercial, Gorbachev told Spielberg that the spot on his head, was a registered trademark of his and Gorbachev declined to go along with the commercial shoot.
Spielberg found a Gorbachev look-a-like, his father, without the spot on his head and the shoot continued.