Ukraine Spy Chief’s Wife Poisoned

President Joe Biden listens as Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks during a meeting on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Vilnius, Lithuania, Wednesday, July 12, 2023. Seated right is Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and left, is Andriy Yermak, Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
  • The spouse of Ukraine’s intelligence chief, Marianna Budanova, has been diagnosed with heavy metals poisoning and is currently receiving treatment in a hospital, as confirmed by a spokesperson for the agency on Tuesday.
  • Kyrylo Budanov is the head of Ukraine’s military intelligence agency, known by its local acronym GUR, and Marianna Budanova’s poisoning was verified by Andriy Yusov, the agency’s spokesperson.
  • Yusov did not disclose additional details regarding the alleged poisoning or identify potential culprits.