Navalny discharged from hospital after poisoning
Published: 04:26 PM, 23 September 2020 Updated: 04:33 PM, 23 September 2020
Alexei Navalny shared a picture of himself looking gaunt and thin but standing unaided; Photo: EPA
Alexei Navalny, a Putin critic and Russian opposition figurehead, has been discharged from the hospital where he was being treated for novichok poisoning.
The 44-year-old became unwell on a domestic flight in Siberia last month and was airlifted to Berlin in a coma, reports Sky News.
Meanwhile, Germany, France and Sweden laboratories confirmed that “he was poisoned with the same nerve agent used to target Sergei Skripal in Salisbury in 2018”.
Alexei Navalny’s condition had improved sufficiently for him to be discharged from acute inpatient care, said Charite hospital in Germany, in a statement released on Wednesday.
It added based on his progress and current condition, he will completely recover as soon as possible.
However, the hospital cautioned it remains too early to “gauge the potential long-term effects” due to severe poisoning.
Navalny had been in the hospital for 32 days – 24 of them in ICU. His party said they searched the Siberia’s hotel room where he stayed on 20 August - an hour after the news broke he had been taken ill.
He was poisoned using a water bottle, they claimed after gathering evidence, adding “that might be useful in the future.”
Source: Sky News