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World Putin critic Alexei Navalny able to leave bed as he recovers from poisoning

14:16  09 october  2020
14:16  09 october  2020 Source:   washingtonexaminer.com

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The poisoned Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny has been removed from ventilation and can leave his bed , the His team alleges he was poisoned on the orders of President Vladimir Putin It said he continued to improve and was "currently undergoing mobilisation and is able to leave his bed

The Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny says he believes Vladimir Putin ordered intelligence agencies to poison him , possibly to avoid a “I assert that Putin was behind the crime, and I have no other explanation for what happened”, Navalny said in his first interview since the poisoning .

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has recovered from a poisoning enough that he can now briefly leave his bed, according to the Berlin hospital where he is being treated.

Alexei Navalny standing in front of a building © Provided by Washington Examiner

Navalny, one of Russia's most outspoken critics of President Vladimir Putin, was flown to Germany two days after he fell ill in August on a domestic flight in Russia and remains at Berlin's Charite hospital. Berlin has called on Russia to investigate the case.

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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny 's ( left ) condition is improving, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin hospital confirmed, after he fell ill on Navalny has been taken off ventilators and is improving in a hospital in Berlin. Russia has accused the West of using poisoning allegations to impose sanctions.

Putin critic Alexei Navalny pictured walking down stairs as he recovers from novichok poisoning . In March 2018, Sergei Skripal, a former Russian spy, and his daughter, Yulia, were left critically ill after being targeted in Salisbury by Russian agents using novichok, a nerve agent, but recovered .

The hospital said on Monday that Navalny, who had been in an induced coma for more than a week, has now been "successfully removed from mechanical ventilation," adding that he is undergoing mobilization and is able to leave his bed for short periods of time.

The statement comes the same day the German government announced specialist labs in France and Sweden confirmed that Navalny, 44, was poisoned with the Soviet-era nerve agent Novichok.

Novichok is the same class of agent that British authorities said was used on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury, England, in 2018.

The Hague-based Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons is also taking steps to have samples from Navalny tested at its reference laboratories, according to German government spokesman Steffen Seibert.

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German doctors say comatose Putin critic Alexei Navalny was poisoned . Kim Hjelmgaard. German doctors treating Russian politician and anti-corruption campaigner Alexey Navalny concluded Monday that he was poisoned , Berlin’s Charité Hospital said.

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Germany has asked France and Sweden for an independent examination of the findings. Labs in both countries as well as the OPCW took their own new samples from Navalny.

“In efforts separate from the OPCW examinations, which are still ongoing, three laboratories have meanwhile independently of one another presented proof that Mr. Navalny’s poisoning was caused by a nerve agent from the Novichok group,” Seibert said.

The Kremlin rejected any allegations that the Russian government was involved in the poisoning of Navalny. It has also accused the West of trying to smear Moscow over the incident.

Seibert reiterated Germany's calls on Russia to discuss what happened to Navalny.

“We once again call on Russia to make a statement on the incident,” Seibert said. “We are closely consulting with our European partners regarding possible next steps.”

Although Monday's update on Navalny's health did not include any possible indication of long-term health concerns, doctors have cautioned, despite Navalny's strong recovery efforts, that long-term health problems related to the poisoning can't be ruled out.

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Alexei Navalny posts photo of himself walking as he recovers from poisoning . Before he found himself fighting for his life after a suspected poisoning , Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was traveling through Siberia urging Russians to vote against Vladimir Putin ’s cronies in upcoming local elections.

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