“Igor Kononenko, moreover, is now absorbed by his personal problems. Shortly before the New Year he was diagnosed with … mercury poisoning. According to the verdict of doctors, its content in blood was exceeded by 50 times. It is clear that it could not be an accident. According to the sources, poisoning did not happen all of a sudden – mercury was accumulating in the body for a while. This leads to the assumption that it was not an attempted murder, rather an attempt to intimidate, put him out of action for six months or more,” the article says.
“Given that Kononenko is the President’s right hand, not so much in the political, as in the delicate “business issues”, it is logical to assume that the sign was given not even to Igor Vitaliyovych himself, but rather it was addressed to Petro Oleksiyovych directly,” Koshkina writes.