TOP UKRAINIAN OFFICIAL DISMISSES CLAIMS ROMAN ABRAMOVICH WAS POISONED IN KYIV
Top Ukrainian official dismisses claims Roman Abramovich was poisoned
Wall Street Journal earlier reported that former Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich was poisoned in Kyiv on March 3rd during peace talks between Ukraine and Russia.
The news portal said Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich including two Ukrainians who have been playing a negotiating role between Ukraine and Russia “experienced symptoms of suspected poisoning”
“Russian Oligarch Roman Abramovich and Ukrainian peace negotiators suffered symptoms of suspected poisoning after a meeting in Kyiv early this month, people familiar with the matter said” The Wall Street Journal reports.
Former Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich have been playing what is described as a ‘go betweener role’ after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky pleaded with American President Joe Biden not to sanction him after United States imposed heavy sanctions on Russia and the oligarchs.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Roman Abramovich is currently playing a vital role in peace talks between the two countries, and imposing sanctions on him could halt talks.
“Following the meeting with the Ukrainian capital, Mr. Abramovich who has shuttled between Moscow and Lviv and other negotiating venues, as well as at least two senior members of the Ukrainian team developed systems that included red eyes, constant and painful tearing and peeling skin on their faces and hands” The wall Street Journal disclosed.
But top advisor to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said its meer “speculations”.
Mykhailo Podolyak dismissed the allegation, saying the Ukrainian negotiators “are working as usual” Hromadske news outlet disclosed. But BBC also confirmed his poisoning earlier.