Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny, who was on the verge of death in a Siberian hospital, is being taken to Germany. A German peace organization is preparing to take him to Berlin for treatment. Meanwhile, they also plan to send an air ambulance to Siberia. The German government has also promised to ensure its proper treatment. Russia has indicated that it will not object. This information has been known from the British media BBC report.
Navalny, a fierce critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, fell ill in a flight from Tomsk to Moscow on Thursday (August 20). Earlier, he drank tea at the airport cafe. His spokesman Kiara Yarmash said he was believed to have been poisoned with tea. The aircraft later made an emergency landing in Omsk, Siberia. After hospitalization, he went into a coma. Yereesh said Alexei Navalny survived with the help of an artificial lung ventilator in the intensive care unit of Omsk Hospital.
The German NGO Cinema for Peace is considering bringing Navalny to a hospital in Berlin for treatment. The director of the NGO, Zaca Begillaz, said that the hospital in Charita, Brazil was ready to treat Navalny. “We are in touch with the authorities,” he said in the evening on Thursday (20 August). Hopefully, we will get medical documents including permission to send transport to this patient, who is in coma till night. ‘
Germany and France have said that they will cooperate wholeheartedly in the treatment. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said: “She (the Navy) will get us all kinds of assistance, including medical aid.”
A Putin spokesman said the Kremlin would cooperate if Navalny needed to be taken abroad. He also wished the Leader of the Opposition.
This is not the first time that the Cinema for Peace Foundation has collaborated with a Russian activist. Earlier in 2016, he also treated a poisonous leader.
Anti-Kremlin activists have a long history of becoming ill after suspicion of eating or being poisoned. In 2006, Alexander Litvinenko was assassinated in London by mixing Polonium-210. In addition, former double agent Sergey Skripal was implemented in 2016 as a nerve agent in Salisbury, England.
The Kremlin has always denied involvement in poisoning. They are calling them anti-Russian provocations.