According to a source, a former top aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin who left the country following the invasion of Ukraine has become dangerously unwell and was hospitalized on Sunday.
According to a friend of Anatoly Chubais and Russian television celebrity Ksenia Sobchak, Chubais was being treated for a neurological illness in a hospital in Europe.
Chubais’ wife informed Sobchak through Telegram that her husband had Guillain-Barre syndrome.
The immune system of a person damages the body’s nerves, which can result in muscular weakness and even paralysis, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The hands and legs of Chubais, 67, had started to become numb. xperts wearing chemical protection suits investigated the room where he suddenly became ill.
Chubais did not provide a reason for his resignation from his position in March, although it is widely believed that it was because of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24. Following the commencement of the war, a lot of people resigned, including him in a prominent manner.
He has held many high-level positions since the early 1990s and most recently served as member of Putin’s delegation to international organizations on sustainable development.
His sickness is suspicious given the odd and unexpected illnesses of other Kremlin foes in the past, most notably Alexei Navalny, who was reportedly poisoned in 2020.