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Sunday 12 December 2004

Ukraine - Viktor Yushchenko poisoned with Dioxin

Further to my article last Wesdnesday, it is now being reported that the Ukraine opposition leader was affected by dioxin poisoning, probably administered orally.

On a not entirely unrelated topic, here (subscription required) is a link to a leading article in this week's Economist magazine which assesses future relations between Russia under Putin with the West; it is a sober analysis which hopefully will remove any remaining illusions that even if a new cold war is not necessarily imminent, it is clear that such relations are likely to entail many challenges and/or dangers.

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