Guess Who Came to Dinner?

Who poisoned Viktor Yushchenko? On Dec. 17, doctors identified a massive dose of TCDD, the most toxic form of dioxin, as the cause of the Ukrainian opposition leader's grievous illness and facial disfigurement. Yushchenko claimed that the poisoning took place on Sept. 5 at a dinner with General Ihor Smeshko, head of the SBU, Ukraine's domestic security service, and Smeshko's First Deputy, Volodymyr Satsyuk. "That was the only place where no one from my team was present and no precautions were taken concerning the food," Yushchenko said on Dec. 16. The next day, campaigning for the Dec. 26 rerun of the...

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