2004
WORLD NEWS

Yushchenko poisoned, doctors say

from CBC.ca archives | Sat, 11 Dec 2004

VIENNA - Doctors in Vienna say Ukrainian presidential candidate Viktor Yushchenko's mysterious illness was caused by dioxin poisoning.

Dr. Michael Zimpfer, director of the Rudolfinerhaus hospital, told reporters Saturday "there is no doubt" what caused the ailment.

"There were high concentrations of dioxin, most likely orally administered," he said. The doctors added the substance could have been put in his soup.

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Ukrainian presidential candidate Viktor Yushchenko was known for his good looks until a mysterious illness left him pockmarked (AP file photo)

Ukrainian presidential candidate Viktor Yushchenko was known for his good looks until a mysterious illness left him pockmarked (AP file photo)