LONDON, August 7 (RIA Novosti) - The U.K. has failed to submit evidence that a man accused in late June of planning to assassinate fugitive tycoon Boris Berezovsky is a Russian national, Russia's ambassador in London said Tuesday.
"The documents submitted by the British Foreign Office to the Russian Embassy do not make it clear that the person who allegedly planned to kill businessman Boris Berezovsky is a Russian national," Yury Fedotov said.
The diplomat said the "distorted" documents failed to specify the person's citizenship, passport number and other important details, only mentioning Kazakhstan as his birthplace and his current residence as Moscow.
The ambassador said that most significantly, U.K. authorities' decision to release the suspect in late June showed that the allegations did not have serious grounds.
In early August the British Foreign Office faxed documents on the suspect in an attack on Berezovsky to the Russian embassy in London following a request in late July from the Russian Foreign Ministry.
Following media reports on plans of an attack against Berezovsky, Scotland Yard made a statement on July 18 that a suspect was arrested in central London on June 21. He was released on June 23 without charges and transferred to immigration authorities for deportation.