Abramovich suffers suspected poisoning along with Ukraine peace negotiators

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Roman Abramovich. Photo: Getty Images

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has suffered suspected poisoning along with Ukraine peace negotiators earlier this month, according to reports.

The Russian held talks with Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelensky and Russian leader Vladimir Putin in a mediator role, it was previously revealed.

And now, according to Wall Street Journal’s Max Colchester, Abramovich was showing symptoms of poisoning after a meeting in Kyiv earlier in the month.

Abramovich and at least two senior members of the Ukrainian team developed symptoms including red eyes, constant and painful tearing, and peeling skin on their faces and hands after a meeting in Kyiv earlier this month.

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Their conditions have improved and their lives aren’t in danger and it is unclear as to what caused the symptoms.

The WSJ continue to report that they blamed the suspected attack on hard-liners in Moscow who they said wanted to sabotage talks to end the war. A person close to Mr. Abramovich said it wasn’t clear who had targeted the group.

The report continues to state that western experts have looked into the incident and state that it was hard to determine whether the symptoms were caused by a chemical or biological agent or by some sort of electromagnetic-radiation attack.