Russia’s opposition leader Alexei Navalny has reported awakened from coma after been allegedly poisoned by a weapon grade nerve agent called Novichok.
Chatite hospital treating the 44 year old confirmed in a statement few hours ago,”He is responding to verbal stimuli” this allowing the doctors to take him out of medically induced coma and ease him off mechanical ventilation.
Navalny who was flown into Germany last month for treatment is a vocal kermlin critic.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel confirmed last week that “beyond a doubt” findings have shown that Navalny was poisoned with a nerve agent from the Novichok group in an attempt to silence him.
In 2018 Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter were poisoned by the same nerve agent in England.
Moscow has denied responsibility for the attack.