Navalny posts image from Berlin hospital mattress, says he ‘generally feels like himself’

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Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny shared {a photograph} from a Berlin hospital, sitting up in mattress and surrounded by his household, and stated he might now breathe independently after being poisoned final month.

“Hi, this is Navalny. I miss you all. I can still hardly do anything, but yesterday I could breathe all day by myself. I did not use any outside help, not even the simplest valve in my throat”, Navalny wrote in a publish on Instagram on Tuesday.

Navalny is a fierce critic of Russia’s president Vladimir Putin. On August 20, he fell sick on a flight from Siberia to Moscow, forcing the aircraft to make an emergency touchdown in Omsk, the place he spent two days in hospital earlier than being evacuated to Germany.

Germany says he was poisoned with a Soviet-style Novichok nerve agent in an try and homicide him. Russia has rejected the claims. On Monday, Berlin’s Charite hospital that has been treating Navalny stated that he has been efficiently faraway from mechanical air flow and is now in a position to briefly go away his mattress.

On Tuesday, Navalny’s spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh stated on Twitter that the politician plans to return to Russia: “I’ll confirm again to everyone: no other options were ever considered”, she stated.

On Monday, Germany stated that two impartial laboratories – one in Sweden and one in France – confirmed that Navalny was poisoned with Novichok.