Abramovich, Ukrainian Peace Negotiators May Have Been Poisoned
Russian-Israeli tycoon Roman Abramovich and Ukrainian peace negotiators experienced symptoms suggesting they had been poisoned after a Kyiv meeting early this month, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Photo Insert: Russian-Israeli tycoon RomanAbramovich sat in on the meeting to convince both Russia and Ukraine to agree on a deal to end the war.
Sources told the newspaper that Abramovich and at least two senior members of the Ukraine negotiating team had symptoms including red eyes, painful tearing and peeling skin on their faces and hands.
Experts say symptoms could have been caused by “chemical or biological agent or by some sort of electromagnetic-radiation attack,” Wall Street Journal reported. Abramovich sat in on the meeting to convince both Russia and Ukraine to agree on a deal to end the war.
The sources said they suspected hard-liners in the Kremlin had poisoned Abramovich and the negotiators to torpedo peace talks, noting that enemies of Russian President Vladimir Putin like former KGB agent Sergei Skripal and Russian dissidents were also poisoned but survived.