China News Service, March 29 (Xinhua) According to Reuters and the "Wall Street Journal", earlier in March, Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich and some Ukrainian parties negotiated with Russia and Ukraine. Delegate suspected of being poisoned.


  The Wall Street Journal reported earlier in March that Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich and at least two senior members of the Ukrainian negotiating delegation traveled between Moscow, Lviv and other negotiating venues, with reports such as "Red eyes, persistent tearing pain, peeling face and hands" suspected symptoms of poisoning.

  Reuters quoted Ukrainian negotiator and adviser to the Ukrainian President's Office Podoljak as saying, "There is a lot of speculation, all kinds of conspiracy theories." Members of the Ukrainian delegation called on everyone not to believe "unverified information."

  In addition, a U.S. official said that according to intelligence, Abramovich and Ukrainian negotiators fell ill because of "environmental factors", not poisoning.

The Kremlin in Russia did not respond to a request for comment.

  According to a previous report by the Wall Street Journal, after the outbreak of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky asked the Biden administration to suspend sanctions against Russian billionaire Abramovich.

According to people familiar with the matter, the well-known billionaire may be an important middleman in the negotiations between Russia and Ukraine.

Zelensky said in an interview with a Russian independent journalist that "he has contact with our personnel".