The state of health of the main Russian opponent Alexeï Navalny knows “some improvements”, announced Friday the Berlin hospital where he has been treated since he was the victim of poisoning in Russia, according to the German authorities.
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“There were some improvements in symptoms caused by ingestion” of a substance from the group of cholinesterase inhibitors, which caused the poisoning, said the establishment, the Charité hospital, in a press release, specifying that he was still in an artificial coma and on respiratory assistance.
For his part, the spokesperson for Mr. Navalny, Kira Iarmyche, confirmed in a tweet that there was “currently no serious threat to his life”.
“Nevertheless, doctors always guard against any prognosis,” she added.
The hospital reiterated that it was not possible at this stage to determine whether the 44-year-old Russian would bear long-term sequelae “from this heavy poisoning”.
Monday, two days after the emergency hospitalization of Alexeï Navalny in Germany, the doctors of Charity announced that they had diagnosed traces of poisoning with a substance from the group of cholinesterase inhibitors, to which belong formidable chemical weapons called ” innervating agents ”.
Among them: the famous Russian sarin, VX or Novichok, used to poison ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in 2018 in England.
The Russian doctors who treated Alexeï Navalny during his hospitalization in Siberia have assured them that during their tests they did not find such a substance in the body of the opponent.
Main opponent of the power of President Vladimir Putin, author of publications denouncing the corruption of Russian elites which are widely shared on social networks, Alexeï Navalny had been transferred Saturday from Siberia to Berlin.