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Navalny discharged from Charite hospital

The Russian blogger had spent 24 days in inpatient care in Berlin being taken off a lung ventilator on September 14

BERLIN, September 23. /TASS/. Alexei Navalny has been discharged from inpatient care, Berlin’s Charite hospital said in a statement on Wednesday.

"Alexei Navalny, who had been receiving treatment at Charite - Universitatsmedizin Berlin since August 22, 2020, was yesterday discharged from inpatient care," the statement reads.

"The patient’s condition had improved sufficiently for him to be discharged from acute inpatient care. Alexei Navalny had been receiving treatment at Charite for a total of 32 days, of which 24 days were spent in intensive care," the hospital said. "Based on the patient’s progress and current condition, the treating physicians believe that complete recovery is possible. However, it remains too early to gauge the potential long-term effects of his severe poisoning," the statement adds.

Navalny case

Navalny was rushed to a local hospital in the Siberian city of Omsk on August 20 after collapsing on a Moscow-bound flight from Tomsk. He fell into a coma and was put on a ventilator in an intensive care unit. On August 22, he was airlifted to Berlin and admitted to the Charite hospital.

On September 2, Berlin claimed that having examined Navalny’s test samples, German government toxicologists had come to the conclusion that the blogger had been affected by a toxic agent belonging to the Novichok family.

Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Russia was ready for comprehensive cooperation with Germany. He pointed out that no poisonous substances had been detected in Navalny’s system prior to his transfer to Berlin. Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that the German Foreign Office had not provided the Russian ambassador with any proof of its version of the incident.