A statement from Berlin’s Charity Hospital, released a day after the Kremlin critic left the hospital on Wednesday, said the patient’s condition had improved enough to release him from critical inpatient care.
“Alexi Naval has been undergoing treatment at Charita for a total of 32 days, of which 24 days were spent in intensive care,” he said. “Based on the patient’s progress and current condition, physicians believe that a full recovery is possible. However, it is too early to calculate the long-term potential effects of his severe poisoning.”
The Kremlin has strongly denied any involvement, but many questions remain.
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 many poison to Russian dissidents in the past.
“Before they allowed me to go to Germany, they took off all my clothes and sent me there completely naked,” he said in a statement. “Considering the fact that Novich ok has been found on my body, and the method of contacting the toxins is very probable, my clothing is very important material proof.”
Monday’s statement is consistent with the completion date of the preliminary investigation into the incident by Russian authorities, which is not the result of a criminal investigation. Navalny’s spokeswoman Kira Yarmish said the Russian government had turned a blind eye to the incident.
Last week, Navalny’s colleagues said they took her from her Tomsk hotel room to Germany, where she later found traces of a nerve agent in a lab she drank from water bottles.
Navalny’s colleague, Chief Investigator Georgi Alburov, who collected the items in Tolsk, previously told CNN that a bottle of water was not necessary to poison the Kremlin critic, suggesting that the substance could be placed on a separate object.
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