Ex-Putin adviser Chubais is said to be in a European hospital

Ex-Putin adviser Chubais is said to be in a European hospital

Anatoly Chubais, who resigned as a senior adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin and left Russia shortly after the invasion of Ukraine, is said to be in intensive care at a European hospital with a neurological disorder

Anatoly Chubais, who resigned as a senior adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin and left Russia shortly after invading Ukraine, was reportedly being treated for a neurological disorder in the intensive care unit of a European hospital on Sunday.

Ksenia Sobchak, a Russian television personality and friend of Chubais’ family, said on Telegram that she spoke to his wife Avdotya and that he has Guillain-Barre Syndrome. She didn’t say which clinic he was in.

Guillain-Barre is a rare condition in which the body’s immune system attacks nerves. Sobchak said Chubais’ condition was “unstable” but she quoted him as saying it was “moderate, stable”.

Although Chubais did not explain his resignation in March, it has been suggested that it was due to the February 24 Russian invasion of Ukraine.

He was the highest in a series of official resignations. Chubais was most recently Putin’s envoy to international organizations for sustainable development. He is well known in Russia for having held high-profile posts since the early 1990s when he oversaw the privatization effort under Boris Yeltsin.