Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich had reportedly suffered suspected poisoning during peace talks held between Russia and Ukraine last month
Sources have reported to have had symptoms such as “red eyes, skin peeling, and continuous and severe tearing.”
Two Ukrainian peace negotiators were also reportedly harmed. According to the report, the suspected poisoning was planned by Russian hardliners opposed to peace talks.
According to a source close to Mr Abramovich, he has since recovered and is continuing with efforts to attempt to broker peace in Ukraine.
“Bellingcat can confirm that three members of the delegation attending the peace negotiations between Ukraine and Russia on the night of 3 to 4 March 2022 reported symptoms compatible with chemical weapon poisoning,” said the Dutch-based investigative journalism organisation Bellingcat on Monday.
“Russian entrepreneur Roman Abramovich was one of the casualties.”
The Russian oligarch Abramovich has been sanctioned by the UK government, resulting in the sale of Chelsea.
The Raine Group is in charge of the sale, and the number of potential bids has been narrowed to a shortlist.
The parties have been given until April 11 to present their final bids, coupled with a £1 billion commitment to future investment.
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