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World Video appears to show emergency workers rushing on a plane to take Putin opponent Alexei Navalny to the hospital after a suspected poisoning

13:51  20 august  2020
13:51  20 august  2020 Source:   businessinsider.com

Kremlin critic Navalny in intensive care after 'poisoning'

  Kremlin critic Navalny in intensive care after 'poisoning' The Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was in intensive care in a Siberian hospital on Thursday after he fell ill in what his spokeswoman said was a suspected poisoning. "Alexei is now in intensive care."Navalny, a 44-year-old lawyer and anti-corruption campaigner who is among President Vladimir Putin's fiercest critics, was being treated in a hospital in the city of Omsk after he lost consciousness on a flight to Moscow and his plane made an emergency landing.

VLADIMIR Putin critic Alexei Navalny has been rushed to hospital over an alleged “ poisoning ” after his plane made an emergency landing due to a Navailny was put on a long ventilator, said reports. He had been taken ill on a scheduled flight from Tomsk to Moscow. He was delivered to the hospital

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was in hospital after a suspected poisoning on Thursday. He started feeling unwell on a flight from the Siberian city of Tomsk to Moscow, spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh said. The plane landed in Omsk and he was taken to hospital .

Alexei Navalny wearing a suit and tie: Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny attends a rally in Moscow, Russia, on February 24, 2019. Reuters © Reuters Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny attends a rally in Moscow, Russia, on February 24, 2019. Reuters
  • A video appears to show a team of medics rushing on a plane to help Alexei Navalny, a prominent critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, after a suspected poisoning.
  • Navalny's spokeswoman Kira Yarmish tweeted that the Kremlin critic fell ill on a flight on Thursday. "We assume that Alexei was poisoned with something mixed into his tea," she said.
  • A video posted to Instagram Stories by a fellow passenger under the name DJ Pavlin shows staff rushing up and down the aisle, while a loud, pained groan is heard throughout the cabin.
  • "At the start of the flight he went to the toilet and he didn't come back. He became very ill and they could barely resuscitate him as he screamed in pain," DJ Pavlin wrote.
  • Navalny is currently in a coma and in grave condition at a hospital in Omsk, Yarmish said.
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A video appears to show the moment emergency workers on a plane rushed to help prominent Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny after a suspected poisoning attempt.

Russian Activist Alexei Navalny In Coma After Suspected Poisoning: Spokeswoman

  Russian Activist Alexei Navalny In Coma After Suspected Poisoning: Spokeswoman The leading critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin fell dangerously ill on a flight to Moscow. His spokeswoman says Putin is to blame.Navalny was on a return flight to Moscow from the remote Siberian town of Tomsk, where he had been working with local politicians, when he fell suddenly ill, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing in the town of Omsk, his spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh wrote in a series of posts on Twitter. She believes someone poisoned a cup of tea Navalny drank shortly before takeoff. A large number of security forces were reportedly at the hospital where Navalny was taken.

Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny is in a coma and on a ventilator in a hospital intensive care unit in Siberia after falling ill from suspected poisoning during a flight, his spokeswoman said Thursday morning. The 44-year-old foe of Russia's President Vladimir Putin felt unwell on a .

A plane carrying Mr. Navalny , 44, who was returning to Moscow, made an emergency landing in Omsk after he started feeling unwell, the spokeswoman The head doctor at the hospital in Omsk, Alexander Murakhovsky, said Mr. Navalny was in “serious condition,” according to the Russian news

On Thursday morning, Navalny's spokeswoman Kira Yarmish tweeted that he had fallen ill during a flight from Tomsk, Siberia, to Moscow.

Yarmish said the plane made an emergency landing in Omsk, a city between Tomsk and Moscow, and Navalny was taken to the hospital.

"We assume that Alexei was poisoned with something mixed into his tea. That was the only thing he drank this morning," Yarmish said.

A video shared widely on social media — first posted to Instagram Stories by a passenger onboard the same flight named DJ Pavlin — appears to show medics attending to Navalny.

As medical staff rush up and down, a loud groan of pain can be heard from the front of the plane.

In a second Instagram story, medical equipment can be seen blocking the aisle.

Poisoning of Putin opponent could test US-Moscow relationship

  Poisoning of Putin opponent could test US-Moscow relationship -

Prominent Vladimir Putin foe Alexei Navalny was rushed to hospital after his plane made an emergency landing due to a sudden acute illness. He was unconscious, according to his press secretary, Kira Yarmysh, who suspects poison was added to his tea.

The plane made an emergency landing in Omsk and he was taken to hospital where is was “We assume that Alexei was poisoned with something mixed into his tea. That was the only thing he Navalny , who has campaigned against Putin ’s rule for years, has used the Belarus protests against

Along with the video, DJ Pavlin posted a message to his Instagram story saying: "At the start of the flight he [Navalny] went to the toilet and he didn't come back."

"He became very ill and they could barely resuscitate him as he screamed in pain. They are not saying what is wrong with him. Now we have landed in Omsk. An ambulance came."

Earlier, DJ Pavlin had posted a photo of what appeared to be Navalny sitting in a cafe in the airport.

Navalny is currently in a coma in the intensive care ward of a hospital in Omsk, Yarmish tweeted, adding that there was a heavy police presence.

Vladimir Putin wearing a suit and tie: Russian President Vladimir Putin seen on June 30, 2020. Alexei Druzhinin/TASS via Getty © Alexei Druzhinin/TASS via Getty Russian President Vladimir Putin seen on June 30, 2020. Alexei Druzhinin/TASS via Getty

"The intensive care unit is full of police officers. They try to get an explanation from the doctor. The doctor saw me in the distance in the corridor, said that 'some things are confidential' and took the police to another room," she wrote.

Russian doctors refuse Navalny's transfer to Germany

  Russian doctors refuse Navalny's transfer to Germany MOSCOW (AP) — Russian doctors refused to authorize opposition politician Alexei Navalny's transfer to a German hospital from the Siberian city of Omsk on Friday. Navalny, one of President Vladimir Putin's fiercest critics, remains in a coma in intensive care after a suspected poisoning his allies link to his political activity and believe was engineered by the Kremlin. “The chief doctor said that Navalny is non-transportable. (His) condition is unstable. Family’s decision to transfer him is not enough,” Navalny spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh tweeted. Omsk is about 4,200 kilometers (2,500 miles) east of Berlin, roughly a six-hour flight.

Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny was in a coma in a Siberian hospital on Thursday after drinking a cup of tea that his spokeswoman said she believed was laced with poison . He was carried off the plane on a stretcher after it made an emergency landing at Omsk.

Alexei Navalny , the prominent Russian anti-corruption activist and outspoken critic of Vladimir Putin , was reportedly “ poisoned with a toxin” and rushed in an unconscious state to the hospital on Wednesday night, according to his press secretary. “This morning Navalny was returning to Moscow

A Russian law-enforcement source told the state-run Tass news agency that Navalny may have ingested a poison by himself. Yarmish called the report "state propaganda."

Navalny has been President Vladimir Putin's chief critic for more than a decade.

He has been regularly imprisoned for protesting the regime, and survived a poisoning attempt in July 2019 while in prison.

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