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Navalny discharged from Berlin Hospital

Published : 23 Sep 2020, 15:26

  DF News Desk

File picture of Alexei Navalny taken from his twitter page.

Putin critic Alexei Navalny has been discharged from a Berlin hospital where he was being treated for Novichok nerve agent poisoning, reported British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

The Charité Hospital said it was ending acute medical care because his condition had sufficiently improved, said the BBC report.

Navalny, Russia's most high profile opposition figure and a leading critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was undergoing treatment in the hospital in Berlin. He was taken there from Siberia for treatment on August 23.

Traces of the nerve agent allegedly used to poison Russian politician Alexei Navalny were found on a bottle in the hotel room where he stayed before falling ill.

Navalny collapsed on a flight in Siberia in August. Germany says he was poisoned with a Novichok nerve agent.

Earlier, on August 21 Finnish President Sauli Niinistö held separate telephone conversations with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel and discussed various issues including the incident of Alexei Navalny and the question of organising his health care.

After one day, Navalny's medical evacuation flight - paid for by the German non-governmental organisation Cinema for Peace - landed at Tegel airport in Berlin.