Russian opponent Alexei Navalni is in a “critical but stabilized” state after the first hours of admission to the Charité hospital in Berlin, where he was brought into a coma from Russia this morning after being exposed to possible poisoning, according to his spokesman was, although Russian doctors claim it is a metabolic disorder.
“The good news is that he has arrived safely in Berlin,” said Jaka Bizilj, co-founder of Cinema for Peace, the organization that was responsible for his transfer, Bloomberg, privately funded.
“The German taxpayers pay nothing, everything was paid for with private funds, there were no foundations or public funds involved,” Bizilj said in earlier comments on the official Russian news agency Sputnik.
Bizilj has assured that the German government did not take part in this “humanitarian mission”. However, he acknowledged that the statements made by Chancellor Angela Merkel, in which she declared her help to the opponent, “played a certain role in his transfer”.