Berlin (dts news agency) – The health of the poisoned Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, who has been treated in the Berlin Charité since August 22, has improved. The clinic announced on Monday afternoon that the patient’s artificial coma, which was maintained by medication, was ended. Navalny is gradually being weaned from mechanical ventilation.
According to the doctors, he reacts to speech. Long-term consequences of the severe poisoning can still not be ruled out, it said. Navalny had collapsed on an inner-Russian flight on August 20 and was taken to hospital with symptoms of poisoning.
He was later flown to Berlin. According to the federal government, Navalny was “undoubtedly” poisoned. Evidence of a chemical nerve warfare agent from the Novitschok group was provided.