Ukraine attorney general says Yushchenko probably poisoned by government

[JURIST] Ukraine's attorney general, Svyatoslav Piskun, said Wednesday in an article published in Austria's Der Standard newspaper that he has evidence that newly-elected President Viktor Yushchenko [official website; English version] was deliberately poisoned last year, and that it was probably a government plot. Last October, Ukrainian prosecutors dismissed Yushchenko's health as a case of food poisoning, but reopened their investigation after doctors in Vienna said that Yushchenko had suffered dioxin poisoning. Yuschenko later went on to defeat former Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych [BBC profile] in a rerun presidential vote late last year. AFP has more.

 

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