Earlier in March, Roman Abramovich suffered the symptoms of chemical poisoning, along with several Ukrainian negotiators.
The Russian billionaire reportedly lost his sight for several hours and had skin irritation. The Chelsea owner has recovered and was spotted in good health during the Ukrainian–Russian peace talks in Istanbul earlier this week.
The New York Times reports that after the poisoning, Abramovich asked the doctors treating him ‘are we dying?’.
It is unclear who ordered the poisoning. According to the Wall Street Journal, ‘hardliners’ in Kremlin were behind this act as they tried to stop the peace negotiations.
Furthermore, it is still not proven that deliberate chemical poisoning caused Abramovich’s symptoms.