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Abramovich, Ukrainian peace negotiators hit by suspected poisoning: Reports

Their symptoms included red eyes, constant and painful tearing, and peeling skin on their faces and hands, reports Wall Street Journal

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Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich and Ukrainian peace negotiators suffered symptoms of suspected poisoning earlier this month after a meeting in Kyiv, the Wall Street Journal and the investigative outlet Bellingcat reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

Abramovich, who accepted a Ukrainian request to help negotiate an end to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and at least two senior members of the Ukrainian team, were affected, the WSJ report said.

Ukrainian officials poured cold water on the report. Asked about the suspected poisoning, Ukrainian negotiator Mykhailo Podolyak said "there is a lot of speculation, various conspiracy theories". Rustem Umerov, another member of

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First Published: Mar 28 2022 | 10:04 PM IST

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