Alexey Navalny, Vladimir Putin’s opposition politician, was reportedly poisoned on August 20, 2020. Recent pictures suggest that he will be just fine.
Alexey Navalny took to his personal Instagram account on September 15 (Tuesday) by uploading a photo of himself in the hospital.
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Привет, это Навальный. Скучаю по вам 😍. Я все ещё почти ничего не умею, но вот вчера смог целый день дышать сам. Вообще сам. Никакой посторонней помощи, даже простейший вентиль в горле не использовал. Очень понравилось. Удивительный, недооценённый многими процесс. Рекомендую
Through the caption, he expressed his appreciation for breathing still, saying that not many people appreciate breathing as much as he does.
He also wrote that he successfully breathe on his own for a whole day after a long while, and the process was both enlightening and soothing for him.
Alexey’s spokeswoman said that he gazes to return to Russia soon.
The 44-year-old politician was flown to Berlin’s Charlie Hospital two days after taking a domestic flight on August 20, 2020.
According to Al Jazeera, A German Military laboratory determined that the poison used on Alexey was Novichok, the same poison used on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Salisbury, in England on 2018.
Laboratory results in Sweden and France backed the claims on September 14 (Monday), as said by the German Government.
An international dilemma?
The mouthpiece to Alexey shared that a meeting between Putin and the opposition was ruled out.
However, the Kremlin has responded to the official questioning by the German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other leaders saying there is no official involvement.
Russia‘s current administration has not just denied its participation in the act but has also claimed that the poisoning does not exist in the first place. The Kremlin claims that the opposition leader just fell “sick.”
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov claims that the act is a political move. He said that the west is using the said incident to introduce new sanctions against Moscow.
The Chief of Russian Intelligence, Sergei Naryshkin, has said that Alexey’s body had no signs of poisoning after leaving Germany. Furthermore, Russia got rid of all of its ‘Novichok’ poison reserves. Naryshkin has indirectly blamed Germany for the incident.
France’s President Emmanuel Macron has expressed deep concern over the criminal act.
On the other hand, Putin was baffled at the accusations made against Russia. He is going strong with his demand for Germany to hand over the analyses and samples. Additionally, he requested a joint work of Russian and German Doctors.
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