Report: Ukraine’s Spymaster’s Wife Receives Treatment for Heavy Metal PoisoningNovember 28, 2023
The wife of Ukraine’s intelligence chief has been hospitalized with heavy metals poisoning. Marianna Budanova is married to Lt. Gen. Kyrylo Budanov, head of the GUR intelligence agency. The poisoning may have been intentional, possibly carried out through food or drink. Several GUR personnel were also diagnosed with the same poisoning. An official statement with more details was expected to be released by GUR. Budanova, a psychology degree holder, spoke about her experiences to local media, saying she had no plans to leave her family’s side during Russia’s invasion.