- Abramovich gave Putin a note from Zelensky explaining how the war might end, The Times of London reported.
- But the report said Putin responded to the handwritten letter by saying, “Tell him I will beat them.”
- Abramovich participated in the peace talks, which made little progress.
Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich handed Russian President Vladimir Putin a handwritten note from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky asking for peace, but Putin refused it, The Times of London reported on Monday.
The newspaper reported that Abramovich met with Putin earlier this month in Moscow, where he received a note from Zelensky to hand it to Putin. Zelensky said Abramovichwho participated in the peace talks, was trying to help.
According to the report, the memo outlined the terms that Zelensky would accept to end the war, which began when Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24.
But Putin was not convinced, saying, “Tell him I’m going to hit them,” the New York Times reported.
On Monday, the Wall Street Journal reported that Abramovich and Ukrainian peace negotiators had experienced symptoms consistent with a poisoning attack earlier in March.
Investigative news outlet Bellingcat next chirp It can “confirm that three members of the delegation who attended the peace talks between Ukraine and Russia on the night of 3 to 4 March 2022 suffered from symptoms consistent with chemical weapons poisoning.”
It was Abramovich Seen in Istanbul, TurkeyIn the latest round of peace talks on Tuesday.
Representatives of Russia and Ukraine met several times since the beginning of the war but made little progress.
Zelensky said on Sunday that Russian businessmen are offering help to Ukraine because they are eager to avoid Western sanctions over the invasion.
The newspaper reported last week that Zelensky asked the US not to sanction Abramovich because he might be useful in peace talks and that the US Treasury subsequently halted plans to do so.
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