Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko said that he was still experiencing discomfort because of dioxin poisoning. He said that at a press conference in Kiev, answering questions about the intention of the Prosecutor General to conduct another expertise on the case of his poisoning.
''I do not refuse from having my blood tested. I refuse from having this blood test going single-handedly. After two or three years they will say that Yushchenko has 5 percent of dioxin left seven years later. That's correct, I have 5 percent of dioxin left, but I have a blood sample from 2005,'' said Victor Yushchenko.
In turn, Prosecutor General Viktor Pshonka says the opposite. According to him, Yushchenko does not want to have his blood tested again, and the criminal investigation of his intoxication can be closed Trud newspaper said.
Viktor Yushchenko, who served as President of Ukraine from 2005 to 2010, had a meeting with the leaders of Ukraine's security service in Vienna in September 2004. Soon afterwards, he fell ill and was hospitalized. Medics diagnosed dioxin poisoning.
Meanwhile, the former President of Ukraine intends to establish a new rightist political force soon. The new organization, he said, would be able to overcome the vote threshold at the parliamentary elections of October 28, 2012. "We can win not only 5 percent, but more," said Yushchenko.
Russia has changed its position on the meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky