More now from the Kremlin, which has dismissed reports that tycoon Roman Abramovich was poisoned during peace talks earlier this month.
“This is part of the information campaign, part of the information sabotage, this is part of the information war,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told a media briefing, as reported by state media agency Ria Novosti.
“These reports are certainly not true,” he added.
Peskov also said that Abramovich was not an official member of the Russian delegation, but was involved in ensuring “certain contacts” between Moscow and Kyiv, the agency reported.
Abramovich’s efforts have been approved by both sides, Peskov reportedly said.