Russia’s opposition chief Alexey Navalny will return to Russia on January 17, he introduced on Wednesday from Germany, the place he has been convalescing after being poisoned with Novichok, a Soviet-era nerve agent.
Since he was poisoned in August, Navalny has been in Germany, the place he obtained remedy in Berlin Charite Hospital. While he has blamed on the Kremlin, Russia has denied allegations, citing that the Kremlin critic is “enjoying the support of the US special services” and that if Russia’s particular providers had needed to kill him, they might have “finished” the job.
“The question ‘to return or not’ never stood before me. Just because I didn’t leave. I ended up in Germany, having arrived there in an intensive care box,” the Kremlin critic wrote in a Twitter publish on Wednesday.
Вопрос “возвращаться или нет” передо мной не стоял никогда. Просто потому, что я не уезжал. Я оказался в Германии, приехав в неё в реанимационной коробке.17 января, в воскресенье, я вернусь домой рейсом “Победы”.Встречайте 😉https://t.co/7J7ImemgvR
— Alexey Navalny (@navalny) January 13, 2021
Upon his return, Navalny might face jail, as Russia’s Federal Prison Service (FSIN) has threatened to jail him for allegedly violating the phrases of a suspended jail sentence.
Navalny is serving out a suspended three-and-a-half-year jail time period over the so-called “Yves Rocher” theft case, which he sees as politically-motivated. On Monday, Russian jail authorities despatched an official request to a Moscow court docket asking to switch his suspended sentence with an actual jail time period.
“Putin is so mad at me for surviving his poisoning that he ordered the Federal Penitentiary Service to replace my suspended sentence with a real one,” Navalny tweeted on Tuesday, whereas in an Instagram video he mentioned: “I survived. And now Putin, who gave the order for my murder, is … telling his servants to do everything so that I do not return.”