The photo depicts Naval with her family, which was posted on her Instagram account on Tuesday. The dissident is recovering in Germany but his press secretary has said he intends to return to Russia eventually.
In his first direct message since being admitted to the hospital, the anti-corruption activist said he now breathes on his own without medical help.
“Hi, this is a novel,” he wrote in citation. “I miss you. I can still barely do anything, but yesterday I was able to breathe on my own all day. Only myself. I didn’t use a single simple valve in my throat, but no help. Was. “
The German government said Navalny had been poisoned with a chemical nerve agent from the Soviet-era Novichok group, and questions remained about the Russian state’s involvement in the incident.
Despite this, the Kremlin intends to return to its homeland once the critic recovers, Press Secretary Kira Yarmish told CNN in a text message on Monday.
“No other option was ever considered,” Yarmish said.
On August 20, Navalny fell ill for the first time on a flight from the Siberian city of Tomsk to Moscow. He was admitted to a hospital in the city of Omsk after an emergency landing.
He was then transferred to Charity Hospital in Berlin two days after the medical evacuation and remained in Germany for a week after being weaned from mechanical ventilation.
On Monday, the hospital said Naval would be able to leave his bed for a short period of time.
International unrest remains
The attack on the Kremlin critic has been met with widespread international condemnation.
The German government discovered that he had been poisoned with the Novichok nerve agent after tests, the findings of which were backed by two other labs in France and Sweden.
Novich okno was also used in the March 2018 attack on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in the English city of Salisbury, and has given Russian dissidents many poisons in the past.
Berlin has called on Moscow to explain how Navalny was poisoned, but the Kremlin has remained infamous in the face of criticism.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday called allegations of Kremlin involvement in the attack “baseless” and “inappropriate” during a call with French President Emmanuel Mac Krone.
“[The two sides] The Kremlin’s account of the states called on Monday discussed in detail the situation surrounding the Naval case.
“Vladimir Putin stressed the inappropriate nature of the false allegations against the Russian side in this regard.”
A French reader of the call said Maron had urged Putin that “all would be shed light on the circumstances and responsibilities of the assassination attempt without delay.”
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday that any Russian citizen was free to leave Russia and return, and that everyone would be happy if Navanli’s health improved.
“If a citizen of the Russian Federation improves his health, surely everyone will be happy about it. We are talking about human life, which was saved by Omsk doctors, and if some negative consequences will be removed by doctors in Berlin. , Of course everyone will be happy. ”
Speaking at a conference call on Tuesday, Peskov added that he did not understand why Russia had not yet been granted equal access, allowing French and Swedish experts to test the novel’s medical samples.
A Kremlin spokesman also said he saw no reason to meet Navalny and Putin when the opposition leader returns to Russia.
“We don’t see the need for such a meeting. Therefore, I am sure such a meeting will not take place,” Peskov said.
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