The former head of Rosnano, Anatoly Chubais, became ill during a vacation in the Costa Smeralda resort on the Italian island of Sardinia. About it informs Italian newspaper La Repubblica.
The fact that Chubais is in Italy, the newspaper wrote back in May. According to the publication, he planned to leave the country, and spent the last few weeks on vacation in Sardinia.
On July 31, journalist Ksenia Sobchak, referring to Chubais’s wife Avdotya Smirnova reportedthat Chubais ended up in one of the European hospitals. Smirnova told her that Chubais became ill, he “suddenly began to lose his arms and legs.” Sobchak also cited the words of Chubais himself: “I was hospitalized in one of the European clinics with a diagnosis of Guillain-Barré syndrome. Condition of moderate severity, stable.
Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov named reports of Chubais’s hospitalization are “sad news”. He added that if the ex-special representative asks for help, the Kremlin will help him.
A Reuters source close to Chubais expressed doubts that he could have been poisoned. Chubais himself, according to another interlocutor of the agency, believes that this is a disease.
After the outbreak of hostilities in Ukraine, Anatoly Chubais left the post of special presidential envoy and left Russia. Chubais did not explain what his departure and resignation were connected with. Bloomberg claimed that the reason for leaving the post was disagreement with the military operation.