Putin’s No. 1 enemy and Russian opponent was in a coma after being attacked with a nerve agent on a trip to Moscow.
Alexei Navalny he eventually survived an attack with a chemical agent, possibly the much-feared Novichok. Russian opposition leader and enemy number one of Vladimir Putin he was released from the hospital from a hospital in Berlin this Wednesday, where his poisoning was treated. The medical center indicated that the recovery was “complete”.
Navalny, 44, spent 32 days in Berlin’s Charite hospital, 24 of them in intensive care, after doctors judged his condition “improved enough for him to be discharged.”
“Given the patient’s progress and current condition, treating physicians believe full recovery is possible,” although it is still too early to determine the possible sequels long-term poisoning, the hospital noted.
Navalny, the most visible opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was evacuated by air to Germany two days after falling ill on August 20 on an internal flight between Siberia and Moscow in Russia.
German chemical weapons experts determined that the 44-year-old patient was intoxicated with Novichok, a nerve agent developed in the former Soviet Union. Laboratories in France and Sweden corroborated the finding.
At one point the poison was said to be in a tea Navalny drank on the plane. But then, the environment close to the opposition leader revealed that traces of the nerve agent were found in bottles of water in a hotel where he had stayed before boarding the flight.
Novichok is the same kind of nerve agent that Britain claims was used against former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury, England, in 2018. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other world leaders have asked Russia to investigate the in-depth event.
Navalny was more than two weeks in induced coma while receiving treatment with an antidote. Your team members they accused the Kremlin of being implicated in the poisoning, charges that the Russian authorities have flatly rejected.
The Kremlin has reacted with indignation to requests for an investigation, stating that it needs Germany to share medical data to compare with the records of Russian doctors who said they found no traces of poison in Navalny’s body while he was in a hospital in the Siberian city of Omsk.
Even this Tuesday it transpired that in a telephone communication Putin had told Emmanuel Macron that Navalny could have deliberately taken the poison himself.
This Wednesday, the Kremlin claimed that Navalny is “free” to return to Russia if you want.
“On his return to Moscow, he is free, like any Russian citizen to do so at any time,” said Dmitri Peskov, a Kremlin spokesman, quoted by the Russian press.
Navalny replied by asking me to send his clothes to Berlin.
Germany reported that Navalny was under Russian treatment for 48 hours and that Russia has its own data.
Berlin has also requested technical assistance in the case from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, based in The Hague.
The agency said last week that its experts had “independently collected biomedical samples from Mr. Navalny for analysis by OPCW-designated laboratories.”