Roman Abramovich
Roman Abramovich

Abramovich suffered symptoms of poisoning during Ukraine/Russia peace talks

NEWS DIGEST – Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich was among a group who suffered symptoms consistent with poisoning after attending peace talks in Ukraine.

An investigative platform, Bellingcat, disclosed that Abramovich and Ukrainian peace diplomats were said to have suffered the symptoms, including what is described as “piercing pain in the eyes and peeling skin on their faces and hands”.

Despite this, Abramovich still continued the peace talks over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

“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 the victims was Russian entrepreneur Roman Abramovich,” Bellingcat tweeted.

The Chelsea owner was reported to travel between Moscow and Kyiv during the various rounds of conversations amid the war.

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