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Roman Abramovich and two Ukrainian negotiators experienced signs of poisoning after a meeting with Russian representatives.

(Reuters)

President of Russia Roman AbramovichThe participant in the negotiating meetings between Ukraine and Russia experienced symptoms of possible poisoning, which affected two negotiators in kyiv, according to sources close to the matter.

Created by the former owner of the Chelsea club in Moscow, Kiev, Lviv and other cities where the conversation takes place “Symptoms include red eyes, persistent and painful tearing and peeling of the skin on their face and handsThe sources told the newspaper. The Wall Street Journal.

Those close to him accused him of questioning the Kremlin’s hard-line faction, which is trying to sabotage the talks trying to stop the war. Another source close to the businessman said it was unclear who was behind the attack.

The The Wall Street Journal Abramovich and the Ukrainian negotiators have made progress since they started showing signs and they are not in danger. Moreover, Volodimir Zelensky, who met with the businessman, pointed out that they were not affected.

Roman Abramovich at an airport in mid-March (Reuters)
Roman Abramovich at an airport in mid-March (Reuters)

It is not currently known if there are any chemical or biological agents that caused the disorders.

In turn, the research site Wrist He pointed out that his evidence also confirmed the symptoms recorded in early March. “Three members of the negotiating team rested overnight in an apartment in kyiv and experienced the first symptoms of the same night – inflammation of the eyes and dermatitis and pain in the eyes – overnight. Symptoms did not subside until the morning,” they explained.

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According to experts who consulted at the time, “Symptoms are often the result of international toxicity with undefined chemical weapons”, The portal said, while using microwave radiation is a lesser alternative hypothesis.

Wrist Symptoms “gradually subsided over the next week,” he said.

Cases of poisoning

The incident in which the Kremlin’s enemy was poisoned belonged to the opposition leader Alexei NavalnyThe dying man was being treated in Berlin. But there is a long history of chemical or other harmful material attacks associated with Russian intelligence.

Kremlin commentator Alexei Navalny (Reuters)
Kremlin commentator Alexei Navalny (Reuters)

In September 2018, The target of the attack was Piotr VersilovPussy Riot, artist, blogger and member of the activism team, was taken to Berlin for treatment after being treated in the intensive care unit. According to the portal Jellyfish, “A powerful neurotransmitter apparently left Pyotr Versillo in a critical condition.” His family said he was “1,000% sure” that he did not take anticholinergic drugs of his own free will.

A few months ago, in March 2018, another case spread around the world. Former Russian double agent Sergei Skribal The 66-year-old was found dead with his 33-year-old daughter Yulia on a bench in a square in Salisbury, United Kingdom. Toxicological studies have found the presence of both Traces of NovichokA powerful neurotransmitter created by the Soviet Union in the 1970s. He and his daughter fought for their health for several weeks, but managed to survive.

Activist Vladimir Kara-Mursa, A journalist and opponent of the Kremlin, faced not one, but two attacks. Kara-Mursa fell into a coma in 2015 with several major organ failures, after filing several complaints against the ruling elite at the Open Russia Foundation. He needed breathing assistance and dialysis, but survived. Two years later, he had a second poisoning and was admitted to hospital for several months, first in Russia and then in the United States, where he was transfused.

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In 2006, when he was a former KGB colonel, one of the highest cases occurred Alexander Litvinenko He was poisoned in London with the isotope polonium 210. British Judge Robert Owen has ruled that Putin may have “approved” a covert service plan now known as the FSB to kill his voice critics. In November of that year, a former Russian spy openly opposed Putin, who died at a London hospital at the age of 43. Three weeks ago, this former secret servant had tea with another former Russian agent, Andrei Lugovoi. His death caused a diplomatic crisis between London and Moscow, which always refused to hand over the main suspect.

Alexander Litvinenko
Alexander Litvinenko

Investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya, A critic of abuse in Chechnya, received numerous death threats, and in 2004, he became seriously ill after drinking tea. He said he was poisoned because he would not report the 2004 takeover of a school in southern Russia by Islamic separatists. Two years later, Politkovskaya was shot dead outside his Moscow home. Five people were convicted of murder, but no one ordered it.

Toxicity resurfaced during the 2002 Saudi mercenaries Ibn al-Qattab, The leader of the fundamentalists in the Chechnya conflict, received a letter, handed over to him by a Russian secret agent and fell to his death. The following year, Chechen Prime Minister Anatoly Popov was intoxicated during dinner just before the election; Was able to survive.

In 2004, during the campaign for the presidency of Ukraine, Victor Yushchenko Dioxin poisoning of TCDD; He lived to receive treatment, but his face was disfigured and his digestive tract badly affected. The political leader received timely treatment, survived and was elected president in January 2005 with a policy against the Kremlin. Despite the care, his disfigured face retains traces of the disease.

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Next year Boris VolodorskyFormer spy living in Vienna, wrote The Wall Street Journal “KGB poison factory”, which linked the Yushchenko case to the Stalinist laboratory: he soon began to suffer from severe vomiting and high fever, and declared himself poisoned. He too survived. Three months later, Austrian doctors identified the toxicity of TCDD-type dioxin, a cancer that causes acne on the skin.

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