The hospitalizations of former presidential envoy Anatoly Chubais are sad news. This was announced on August 1 by press secretary Dmitry Peskov.
“This is sad news, we wish you well,” he said (quote according to RBC). Peskov noted that if Chubais asked for help, the Kremlin would help him.
The fact that Chubais ended up in intensive care, reported on the telegram channel the day before, journalist Ksenia Sobchak referred to his wife, director Avdotya Smirnova. According to her, Chubais began to lose his arms and legs. She also cited a comment by Chubais himself: “I was hospitalized in one of the European clinics with a diagnosis of Guillain-Barré syndrome. Condition of moderate severity, stable.
“He [Чубайс] thinks it’s a disease.” said a Reuters source close to Chubais. The second interlocutor of the publication, also close to the ex-special representative, expressed doubt that he could have been poisoned: “I don’t think it was poisoning.”
Guillain-Barré syndrome, by data WHO is a rare condition in which a person’s immune system attacks their own peripheral nerves. Severe cases are rare, but can lead to almost complete paralysis.