The condition of Alexei Navalny, who has been receiving treatment at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin since August 22, 2020, has improved, the hospital said in on its site.
The patient has reportedly been removed from his medically induced coma and is being weaned off mechanical ventilation. He is responding to verbal stimuli. It remains too early to gauge the potential long-term effects of his severe poisoning.
The treating physicians remain in close contact with Mr. Navalny's wife. After consultation with the patient's wife, Charité is reassured that the decision to make details of the patient’s condition public would be in accordance with his wishes.
Alexei Navalny became sick from suspected poisoning on a flight to Moscow from the Siberian city of Tomsk on August 20.
Germany's government said last week that tests on Navalny showed "unequivocal evidence" of the use of a chemical nerve agent from the Soviet-era Novichok group.
The attack on Navalny was met with widespread international condemnation, while the Kremlin has remained defiant in the face of global unease over Russia's role in the incident.