The Russian opponent Alexei Navalni has come out of the coma induced by the doctors after the alleged poisoning on August 20, and “reacts to verbal stimuli,” according to the part published on Monday by the Berlin hospital in which he continues is recorded.
Doctors plan to discontinue assisted ventilation, although for the time being they admire that it is “too early” to assess the long-term effects of the “severe poisoning” that German experts may attribute to a Novichok-type nerve agent.
Angela Merkel’s government has confirmed the poisoning thesis, which was initially ruled out by the doctors treating him in the Siberian city of Omsk. Berlin tightened its messages against Moscow to clarify what happened.
The Russian authorities, for their part, have accused the Germans of slowing down the open investigation in Russia, pointing out that the allegations made by Germany have a political undertone.