The hospital reiterated that it was not possible at this point to determine whether the 44-year-old Russian would bear long-term sequelae of his “poisoning”. A version that Russia denies.
The state of health of the main Russian opponent Alexei Navalny knows “some improvements”, announced Friday, August 28, the Berlin Charité hospital where he is being treated, specifying that he was still in an artificial coma and on respiratory assistance.
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Alexei Navalny’s spokesperson Kira Iarmyche confirmed in a tweet that there was “currently no serious threat to his life”. “Nevertheless, the doctors are always careful of any prognosis”, she added. Hospital reaffirmed that it was not possible at this point to determine whether the 44-year-old Russian would have long-term sequelae “of this heavy poisoning”, observation that the Russian authorities deny.
Monday, two days after the emergency hospitalization of Alexeï Navalny in Germany, the doctors of Charité 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: sarin gas, VX or Russian 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 assured them that they had not found such a substance in the opponent’s body.