The Russia-Ukraine conflict is still an ongoing situation with both parties refusing to back down. The two countries have been involved in the war since the start of March after Russia launched what it calls as a ‘special military operation’.
And while this conflict has had huge effects on the global economy due to the sanctions on Russia from USA and the European Union, it has found it’s way to affect football as well.
Roman Abramovich allegedly poisoned in Kyiv by Russians in order to hinder peace talks
And the biggest club to be affected from this has been English Premier League team Chelsea. The Blues were owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich which obviously was going to be a problem given that Abramovich was one of the oligarchs who are accused of funding Vladimir Putin’s war crimes.
Since then Roman Abramovich has stepped down as the owner of Chelsea Football Club while the UK government continues to pressure Chelsea with added sanctions. Additionally Roman Abramovich has been trying to conduct peace talks between Russia and Ukraine.
He has been shuttling between Kyiv and Moscow in order to act as a mediator between the two parties. However amidst all this there has been reports that Roman Abramovich along with Ukrainian peace negotiators were poisoned in Kyiv during a meeting. Abramovich and others present were attacked with a suspected chemical weapon during the meeting. Reports are accusing Russian hardliners to have done this as they don’t want peace talks to progress.
The members present developed symptoms of red eyes, painfully watery eyes, and peeling skin on their face and hands. According to latest news, Roman Abramovich and others present have gradually improved and are currently out of danger.