Political strategist Serhiy Haidai is convinced that Russia was involved in the poisoning of Marianna, the wife of the head of the Main Directorate of Intelligence of Ukraine Kyrylo Budanov.

He stated this on the air of Radio NV.

"It is poisoning and poisons that are the main, if you can call it that, "chip" of the Soviet special services, starting from the time of the creation of the Soviet Union," the political strategist said.

The expert recalled that since the times of the USSR, the Soviet special services have been developing poisonous substances that poisoned, in particular abroad, enemies of the Soviet, and then Russian regimes.

"And we all saw it, how many enemies of the Soviet government, and then Russia, were poisoned, and abroad too. These are well-known cases of recent times - the Skripals, who were poisoned in Britain, and there is a version of the poisoning of [the third president of Ukraine] Yushchenko during the election campaign, and their opposition," the political strategist stressed.

Serhiy Haidai suggests that the head of the Main Directorate of Intelligence and his family may be a target for the Russian Federation.

"They have such a tool as poisoning, poisons — very different, starting with Novichok and another — for those they consider enemies. Apparently, Mr. Budanov and his family are such a target for them," Haidai added.

Poisoning of Budanov's wife Marianna

The first to report the poisoning of the wife of the head of the Main Directorate of Intelligence Kyrylo Budanov, Marianna Budanova, was the Babel publication, citing its own intelligence sources. They noted that it was heavy metal poisoning.

According to interlocutors in the Main Directorate of Intelligence, Budanov's wife is in the hospital. Marianna was hospitalized when her health began to deteriorate. The interlocutor of the publication claims that an investigation is currently underway regarding the alleged attempt to murder the wife of the head of the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine.

Later it became known that together with Budanov's wife, several more employees of the Main Directorate of Intelligence were poisoned. Their symptoms came later. Currently, they are also being treated.

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