The situation of the Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has improved to such an extent that he can now get out of bed for short periods.
The Charité hospital in Berlin, where the poisoned Kremlin critic has been admitted, announced this on Monday.
Last week, the hospital already reported that Navalny was released from his artificial coma. At the time it was reported that “long-term damage as a result of the serious poisoning” could not be ruled out. Nothing has been communicated about this now.
Navalny became unwell during a flight from Siberia to Moscow on August 20.
His plane then crash-landed in Omsk, where the opposition leader was admitted to a hospital. At the urging of his family, friends and Western leaders, Navalny was transferred to Germany.
For Germany, it has been established that Navalny was poisoned with a nerve agent.
Laboratories in Sweden and France have also established this. Russia denies having anything to do with the poisoning and says it wants to see evidence first.