Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich and Ukrainian diplomats were reportedly poisoned following peace negotiations earlier this month.
REPORT: Roman Abramovich And Ukrainian Diplomats Supposedly Poisoned After Peace Negotiations https://t.co/IFqHPar9xd
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) March 29, 2022
The Kremlin has not commented on the alleged attack but has been responsible for past accusations of poisoning.
At least three people “developed symptoms following the March 3 meeting in Kyiv that included red eyes, constant and painful tearing, and peeling skin on their faces and hands,” according to a Wall Street Journal report.
Those involved have since recovered and are not at risk of death, according to the report.
Bellingcat can confirm that three members of the delegation attending the peace talks between Ukraine and Russia on the night of 3 to 4 March 2022 experienced symptoms consistent with poisoning with chemical weapons. One of victims was Russian entrepreneur Roman Abramovich. https://t.co/DJaZ4CoL8J
— Bellingcat (@bellingcat) March 28, 2022
Additional peace talks involving Abramovich are scheduled this week in Turkey. Both sides claim to desire a ceasefire after more than 10,000 deaths and millions of displaced Ukrainians.
The report of alleged poisoning won’t help the matter, as trust is already low following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and ongoing airstrikes against the nation’s cities and people.