Stalls in Ukraine Peace Talks: Roman Abramovich and Ukrainian Negotiators May Be Poisoned, According to The Wall Street Journal | international | News
Symptoms of Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich and two Ukrainian envoys who participated in negotiations with Moscow appeared Possible poisoning after a meeting in Kyiv last month, according to the Wall Street Journalwhich cited “sources familiar with the matter.”
The symptoms that appeared in the three cases were Redness of the eyes, constant tearing and peeling and annoying of the skin of the hands and faceaccording to the newspaper, which attributes the possible attack to “extremist elements in Moscow” who were trying to interrupt these negotiations.
Despite these symptoms, their lives are not in danger and all are progressing positively.
The newspaper quoted his spokesman as saying that Abramovich was traveling between Lviv, Moscow and other capitals as part of mediation efforts between the Russian and Ukrainian governments, and although he met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, the latter was not affected.
The sources explained that it was difficult to determine whether the possible poisoning was caused by a chemical or biological agent, or if it was due to electromagnetic radiation.
Several media reported last week that Chelsea oligarch Roman Abramovich had gone to Poland to work as a negotiator between US President Joe Biden and Russia’s Vladimir Putin. According to local media reports, the 55-year-old billionaire, who was recently sanctioned by the European Union and the United Kingdom, boarded a train to Poland on Thursday with his Portuguese passport.
Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, confirmed last week that Abramovich attended the first round of peace talks between the two sides in Belarus during the first week of Putin’s brutal invasion of his neighbor, which lasted more than four years.
Abramovich was touring between Lviv, Moscow, and other cities in mediation efforts between the Russian and Ukrainian governments, and Although he met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, the latter was not affected, his spokesman confirmed, the newspaper reported. The Kremlin has acknowledged that Abramovich played an early role in the talks, but the process is now being carried out by the negotiating parties.
The Wall Street Journal insists that suspicion about the attack is directed at “radical elements in Moscow” who tried to boycott the peace negotiations.
Let’s remember that Russian forces invaded Ukraine on February 24.in what Vladimir Putin described as a “special military operation” with the stated goal of “disarming and disarming” Ukraine. (me)