Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny hospitalized with poisoning

Source : 112 Ukraine

It was specified that politician could be poisoned with psycholytic drug
12:25, 20 August 2020

In the morning on August 20, Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny was urgently hospitalized, as his Spokesperson Kira Yarmysh reported on Twitter. 

“Today in the morning, Navalny was returning to Moscow from Tomsk. He felt bad during the flight. The plane urgently landed in Omsk. Alexei has toxic poisoning. We are heading to the hospital,” she wrote.

Later, Yarmysh stated that Alexei Navalny was transferred to the reanimation.

“We suppose that Alexei was poisoned with something stirred in tea. It is the only thing he had in the morning. The doctors say that the toxins were quickly absorbed through a hot liquid. Currently, Alexei stays unconscious,” she specified.

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Later, RIA-News reported that Alexei Navalny was put on a ventilator. He regains consciousness.

Besides, the police were called to Omsk hospital.

According to Interfax, Alexei Navalny could be poisoned with an unidentified psycholytic drug. It is the preliminary diagnosis of the doctors.

Kira Yarmysh report that there is no official diagnosis as the analyses are not ready yet. Besides, Deputy Chief Doctor of the hospital Anatoliy Kalinichenko specified that the doctors would provide the diagnose until the end of a day.

Currently, Alexei Navalny is in a coma.

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Alexei Navalny is Russian opposition politician and a public figure well-known for investigations of the corruption in Russia. Navalny was arrested many times.

In 2017, he suffered a serious chemical burn to his right eye in 2017 after he was assaulted with antiseptic dye.

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