The doctors treating the Russian opponent Alexei Navalni practically ruled out that he was poisoned, according to his surroundings. He denounces that he was given a toxin that currently leaves him in a coma and admitted to the intensive care unit of a hospital in Omsk.
In press releases, Anatoly Kalinichenko, deputy chief physician of the BSMP-1 hospital in Omsk, announced that an “almost complete diagnosis” had already been made, although he did not want to provide any further details.
According to the Russian agency Sputnik, the doctor limited himself to pointing out that “the diagnosis of poisoning is probably still in our subconscious, but we do not believe that the patient has suffered from it.” “The tests performed so far have not revealed the presence or traces of toxins in the blood or urine,” he said.
Shortly before, the President of the Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK), founded by the opposition, Ivan Zhdanov, had argued that the substance that was delivered to him was dangerous not only for Navalni but also for those around him. “Everyone around him has to wear protective suits,” said Zhdanov, citing the words of a representative of the traffic police, who did not want to clarify the substance, and claimed “the secrecy of the investigation”.
For his part, the chief physician of the BSMP-1 emergency hospital in Omsk, Alexander Murajovski, had stated that all analyzes carried out on the opponent were negative. “According to the official documents sent to me by our chemical and toxicological laboratory, the spectrum of substances that the device has already tested are all negative,” he said, although he has not clarified the substances tested.