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Ukraine spy chief’s wife poisoned, says Kyiv


By Jaroslav Lukiv

November 28, 2023

The wife of Ukraine’s spy chief Lt Gen Kyrylo Budanov, Marianna Budanova, has been poisoned with heavy metals, a spokesman for the country’s military intelligence has told BBC Ukrainian.

Andriy Yusov said several other agency employees also had mild symptoms of poisoning. He did not specify how many.

Reports in Ukrainian media did not say whether or not Russia was thought to be behind the alleged attack.

There were no suggestions that Gen Budanov may also have been targeted.

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