An official of Vladimir Putin was hospitalized with “suspected poisoning” months after fleeing Russia to protest the war in Ukraine.
Anatoly Chubais was taken to intensive care after complaining of numbness in his arms and legs.
Specialists in hazmat suits flocked to Chubai’s room after he fell ill in an unspecified country in Europe.
The report is by journalist and former Russian presidential candidate Ksenia Sobchak.
The 67-year-old was initially diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome – a rare and life-threatening nervous condition – but investigators remain unbiased after repeated instances of Putin’s enemies being poisoned to death.
Sobchak explained: “In this case, the diagnosis can change.”
She said that “the room where Chubais was when he was unwell was examined by chemical suit specialists.
“And the police questioned all the witnesses.”
His wife Avdotya Smirnova, 56, a film director, said his condition was “unstable,” Sobchak said.
“It got bad, suddenly the arms and legs went numb.”
Chubais himself was quoted as saying: “I was hospitalized in one of the European clinics with a diagnosis of Guillain-Barré syndrome. A condition of moderate severity, stable.”
At least five Russian oligarchs close to Putin have been assassinated as the president purged his inner circle of once-wealthy allies.
Since the beginning of the year, four gas industry bosses linked to the tyrant and a senior medic have died under mysterious circumstances.
However, sources believe they may actually have been murdered, as it is claimed that there were similarities in their deaths.
On February 25 – the day after Putin ordered his troops into Ukraine – the body of Alexander Tyulakov, a senior finance and security official at Gazprom at the level of deputy general director, was found dead by his lover.
The 61-year-old’s neck was in a noose at his £500,000 home.
Just three weeks earlier, Leonid Shulman, head of transportation at Gazprom Invest, was found dead in the same elite housing estate in the Leningrad Region.
The 60-year-old was discovered with multiple stab wounds in a pool of blood on his bathroom floor.
Meanwhile, wealthy Vladislav Avayev, 51, a former Gazprombank vice president and former Kremlin official, was found shot dead in his elite penthouse in Moscow.
And days later, Sergey Protosenya, 55, was found hanged in Spain.
Protosenya was a former deputy chairman of Novotek, a company closely associated with the Kremlin.
Chubais resigned as Putin’s special envoy to international organizations in March – and left Russia to live in exile in protest at the war, media reports say.
He is believed to be the highest-ranking Russian official to resign because of this.
He is a former Kremlin Deputy Prime Minister who led the privatization of Russia’s economy after the fall of communism in Boris Yeltsin’s government.
He remained a key figure under Putin, and from 1998 until his exile this year he ran Russia’s state electricity monopoly RAO UES and its nanotechnology company RUSNANO.
He was photographed in a Cypriot supermarket in early June and before that there were reports he had been to Israel and Turkey.
Guillain-Barré Syndrome is a rare and serious condition that can be life-threatening and affects the nerves in the feet, hands and limbs.
It causes numbness, weakness and pain.
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