Roman Abramovich, Ukraine officials in Russia peace talks possibly poisoned: report
Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich and several Ukrainian officials were apparently poisoned
while negotiating an end to Moscow’s invasion at a meeting where they were only served water and chocolate, according to reports Monday.
Abramovich, who accepted a Ukrainian request to help deescalate the warfare,
and at least two senior members involved in negotiations suffered from peeling skin on their faces and hands, constant and painful tearing,
and red eyes following a meeting in Kyiv earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal reported.
The billionaire owner of the British soccer club Chelsea FC‘s eyesight also “completely disappeared” for several hours, while a member of the Ukrainian delegation,
the parliamentarian Rustem Umerov, became partially blind, two sources told the Financial Times.
“People became totally blind . . . the next day,” a source close to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told the newspaper.
While there is no clear suspect behind the alleged poisoning, it is believed to be the work of Kremlin hardliners who are opposed to any negotiated settlement, the Journal reported.
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