The Bellingcat investigative team will conduct its own investigation into the poisoning of Marianna, the wife of the head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine Kyrylo Budanov.

This was reported by Bellingcat investigator Christo Grozev in a comment to Radio Liberty.

Grozev said that Bellingcat plans to conduct its own investigation into the poisoning of Budanov's wife together with The Insider team, an online publication founded by a Russian and registered in Latvia, specializing in journalistic investigations and exposing fakes.

"The TheIns team and I are really conducting our investigation, but so far there is no formal communication with the Main Intelligence Directorate," Grozev said.

Earlier, the fact that the Bellingcat team took up the investigation into the poisoning of Marianna Budanova was announced by the former head of the Main Directorate of Intelligence (2020-2021) Vitaliy Kondratyuk. He also said that the wife of the head of military intelligence was poisoned with arsenic and mercury.

Poisoning of Budanov's wife – what is known

Recall that on November 28, the media announced the poisoning of Marianna Budanova and several employees of the Main Directorate of Intelligence, after which this was confirmed by the intelligence itself. The wife of the head of military intelligence is in the hospital and is completing a course of treatment. Most likely, the woman was poisoned because of food.

▶ On the TSN YouTube channel, you can watch the video at this link: Budanov's wife was poisoned! Everything that is known at the moment!

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