Tuesday, December 07, 2004

It Wasn't the Sushi!

It looks like doctors are officially declaring that Yushchenko was indeed poisoned. (Hat tip: The Corner)
MEDICAL experts have confirmed that Viktor Yushchenko, Ukraine’s opposition leader, was poisoned in an attempt on his life during election campaigning, the doctor who supervised his treatment at an Austrian clinic said yesterday.

Doctors at Vienna’s exclusive Rudolfinerhaus clinic are within days of identifying the substance that left Mr Yushchenko’s face disfigured with cysts and lesions, Nikolai Korpan told The Times in a telephone interview.

Specialists in Britain, the United States and France had helped to establish that it was a biological agent, a chemical agent or, most likely, a rare poison that struck him down in the run-up to the presidential election, he said. Doctors needed to examine Mr Yushchenko again at the clinic in Vienna to confirm their diagnosis but were in no doubt that the substance was administered deliberately, he said.
I will be very interested to know what poison/biological that is named as the culprit. As soon as I know for sure what it is I'll do the research and get a post up. This is an interesting wrinkle for the upcoming December 26th elections. We shall wait and see.