- Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny came out of an induced coma according to the German hospital where he is
- German experts said the opponent had been poisoned with a nerve agent dating from the Soviet era
- “It is too early to assess the long-term effects of his severe poisoning,” said the medical center.
The health of poisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has improved, allowing doctors to lift him out of an induced coma, the German hospital treating him reported on Monday, according to The Associated Press.
Navalny, a notorious and staunch critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was flown to Germany on August 22, two days after falling ill aboard a flight in Russia.
German chemical weapons experts said tests showed 44-year-old Navalny was poisoned with a Novichok-type nerve agent dating from the Soviet era, prompting the German government last week to demand that Russian authorities investigate. the case.
“The patient has been removed from his medically induced coma and is being disconnected from the artificial respirator,” the Charité hospital in Berlin said in a statement. Respond to verbal stimuli.
It is too early to assess the long-term effects of his severe poisoning, ”the medical center said.
Hospital officials added that the decision to publicly disclose details about his condition was made after consulting with Navalny’s wife.
News of her gradual recovery comes as German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s office announced that she may be willing to reconsider the fate of a controversial Russian-German gas pipeline project, a sign of Berlin’s growing frustration over evasions. Moscow on the case.
German authorities said last week that the tests revealed “clear evidence” that Navalny was poisoned with a Novichok-type nerve agent.
British authorities identified the Soviet-era Novichok as the chemical used against former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in England in 2018.
The president of United States, Donald trump, refused on Friday to condemn Russia for the poisoning of opposition leader Alexey Navalny, even though leaders from around the world, as well as other officials in his own government, have blamed the country ruled by Vladimir Putin.
At a press conference on Friday, Trump was asked what his message to Russia was about the Navalny poisoning, after the German government confirmed that a chemical agent known to be used by the Kremlin was used against opponent Navalny, CNN reported.
“We have to look at it very seriously. If that’s the case, and I think we will, ”Trump said when asked how the United States should react.
“I don’t know exactly what happened, I think it’s tragic. It’s terrible, it shouldn’t happen. We haven’t had any proof yet, but I’ll take a look, ”he added.
It is the latest example of Trump refusing to condemn Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin, for their criminal and authoritarian actions.
In the case of the poisoning of the opponent Navalny, leaders from around the world, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, expressed strong condemnation and demanded responses from the Russian government.
In addition to German officials, an internal NATO lab test showed “beyond any doubt” that the opposition leader was poisoned with the military-grade nerve agent Novichok in what the NATO chief described Friday as an “assassination attempt.”
“It’s interesting that everyone always mentions Russia,” Trump told a journalist when asked about the poisoning of opponent Navalny.
“And I don’t mind you mentioning Russia, but I think probably China right now is a nation that you should talk about a lot more than Russia, because the things that China is doing are much worse, if you look at what is happening with it. world”.
The president of the United States, Donald Trump, has considered the war in Vietnam “stupid” and described the soldiers of his country as “failures”, according to a journalist from the television network Fox News, who quoted two high-ranking former officials of the administration.
In a thread of tweets, Fox News National Security correspondent Jennifer Griffin explained that the two former officials have also confirmed the president’s insults to the Americans who died during World War I.
“According to a former high-ranking official in the Trump Administration, ‘When the president spoke about the Vietnam War, he said, It was a stupid war, everyone who went was a failure,'” the Fox News reporter said.
The same source added that he had heard Trump comment on American veterans “What do you gain from that? They don’t make any money ”.
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