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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Prosecutors Weigh In on Golubev Death

Prosecutors plan to ask British police to check their suspicions that Yukos co-founder Yury Golubev was killed in London.

Golubev, a longtime business partner of jailed former Yukos head Mikhail Khodorkovsky, died last week at the age of 64.

British police have said the death was not being treated as suspicious after a postmortem examination confirmed that Golubev had died from natural causes.

But Itar-Tass quoted a source as saying Monday: "The Russian Prosecutor General's Office is preparing ... a request to Britain's security authorities to examine thoroughly the circumstances of Golubev's death, as there are reasons to believe he died a violent death."

Interfax and RIA-Novosti carried similar reports based on an unidentified source.

The Prosecutor General's Office was unavailable for comment.

In a separate case, investigators are due to travel soon to Britain as part of an investigation into the poisoning of former security agent Alexander Litvinenko.

Litvinenko died Nov. 23 in London from radiation poisoning caused by ingesting polonium-210. British police say he was murdered.