Yushchenko Was Poisoned With Russian, U.S. Or U.K. Made Dioxin

KIEV, Ukraine -- Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko was poisoned during his 2004 election campaign with dioxin made in Russia, the U.S. or Britain, Ukraine's prosecutor general said Friday.


"The Prosecutor General's Office conducted an additional examination of the quality of the dioxin discovered in the president's blood, and found that limited amounts of this substance were produced... in the U.S., Britain or Russia," Oleksandr Medvedko said.

He said prosecutors were in possession of samples both of Russian and U.S.-made dioxins and will test them.

Medvedko said investigators have established the precise time, venue and circumstances of the poisoning.

"The only thing left is to prove who committed the crime. We are working on that jointly with the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU)," he said.

Yushchenko fell ill shortly after a dinner September 5, 2004 with the then SBU head Ihor Smeshko, and his deputy, Volodymyr Satsiuk, whom he invited to discuss the election campaign.

On September 6, Ukrainian doctors diagnosed food poisoning, and on September 10, as he failed to improve, Yushchenko was taken to the Rudolfinerhaus clinic in Vienna, which he left later in the month for the election campaign.

Medical experts involved, including from the U.S., Austria and Great Britain, were divided over the cause of the illness, but in late 2004 the Rudolfinerhaus clinic finally confirmed that he had indeed been poisoned with dioxin.

Source: RIA Novosti

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wesley rodgers said…
REGARDING POISONING OF PRESIDENT USHENKO....I wanted to write again as I have in the past!!!

..This time on two important topics...The poisoning of President Uschenko and the recent sentencing of former Prime Minister
LAZARENKO!!!

..My name is Wesley Rodgers and an an investigative journalist from the U.S who has spent much time reporting in the Ukraine and some in Russia as well as the U.S. I have worked some with investigative reporter Andrej Zaplienko with INTER TV NEWS here!!
..He was in Lebanon and aired numerous speciasl reports from there!...

..Regarding the terrorist threat!
And also about the Islamic Militants in the Crimea!!

...Reports released by several international agencies some months ago have revealed that the dioxin which President Uschenko was exposed to came from the famous biological lab used by the former KGB now operating under a different name!!...As to who planned this poisoning or planned to do harm to President Uschenko
is still not certain and may really never be known as after the collapse of the old Soviet Union and even since many weapons and
other military hardware and chemicals were sold or fell into many hands of free lance criminals and even terrorists!!

..After all readers must remember that the United States really backed Uschenko and the Ukraine for their independence and the presidents wife was born in the U.S. by Ukraine parents and she worked for the U.S.State Department
so there really would be no motive for the U.S. or Great Britain to do harm to the current President!..As to whether it was a Soviet plot also is questionable as many chemicasls and weapons have fallen into the wrong hands...So we cannot even say that Russia would have been behind such a plot and after all they still have influence here so poisoning would not be very likely!
!
..As for the former Prime Minister Lazarenko who was sentenced in the U.S recently it shows that the U.S is workiong closely with Ukraine authorities to see that justice is done and that former people who did wrong in the Ukraine cannot hide in the U.S. especially since the 911 attack and intensified Homeland Security..As to gguilt or innocence....That is for the proper people to decide in the end!!!

..Aas for myu friend Andrej ZAPLIENKO PART OF MY TERRORIST REPORT ALONG WITH HIS INVESTIGATIONOF mILITANT iSLAMIC TERRORISTS in the Crimea will start to air on worldwideterrorismtv.com near the end of September!1..As always I enjoy reading the news and other comments of the many diversified readers on thisd VERY GOOD KIEV site..It is very good for tyhe public and serves well as an open forum!!!..Wishing continued success for thefuture of UKRAINE Wesley Rodgers
Anonymous said…
what did ya smoke, Wesley?