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Italian doctor confirms ex-Putin aide’s rare illness as poisoning not ruled out

Italian doctors have confirmed a rare neurological disorder that debilitating Putin’s former senior aide, according to family friends and Italian media.

Veteran reformer and former Kremlin environmental envoy Anatoly Chubais, 67, was hospitalized over the weekend with what he said was Guillain-Barré syndrome. He left Russia in March in a resignation of the highest level of its kind, following the order to invade.

“Doctors finally confirm his diagnosis: Guillain-Barré syndrome,” TV personality Ksenia Sobchak I have written On Wednesday’s Telegram channel, I attached a photo of Chubais in a hospital bed.

The cause of Guillain-Barré syndrome, in which the immune system attacks nerves and causes rapid muscle weakness, is still unknown and recovery can take years.

“Although his condition stabilized, Anatoly Borisovich [Chubais] Still in intensive care unit. His legs and arms don’t work well, his eyes don’t close and he has partial facial paralysis,” Sobchak said.

Chubais is protected by a private agent “super escort” in a private hospital in the town of Olbia in northern Sardinia. report.

A history of alleged poisoning cases against rival President Putin and reports of authorities in hazmat suits searching his room have fueled speculation that Chubais was poisoned. .

“Although the poisoning hypothesis seems increasingly unlikely, the results of a detailed medical examination he underwent at a private hospital are expected to confirm this.

Prosecutors from the northern Sardinian town of Tempio Pausanias reportedly visited Chubais on Tuesday “to check on his health and gather information about the case.”

An official investigation has not been launched, and prosecutors only took “helpful” action against Chubais’ wife’s claims because of past poisoning cases, ANSA reported.

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2022/08/04/italian-doctors-confirm-ex-putin-aides-rare-disease-as-poisoning-not-ruled-out-a78504 Italian doctor confirms ex-Putin aide’s rare illness as poisoning not ruled out

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