Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich, is said to be “fine” after reportedly suffering symptoms of suspected “chemical weapons”.
The 55-year-old is however continuing peace talks over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
According to the investigative website, Bellingcat, Abramovich and Ukrainian peace negotiators suffered symptoms including “piercing pain in the eyes”.
However, the dosage and type of toxin was likely insufficient to cause life-threatening damage and “most likely was intended to scare”.
Bellingcat tweeted: “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.”
Abramovich has reportedly travelled between Moscow and Kyiv during the several rounds of negotiations amid the war.