‘Breathing is amazing process’: Navalny posts selfie on social media

On Tuesday, Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny published a post for the first time after being poisoned.

I still can do almost nothing, but yesterday I was able to breathe on my own all day long. Absolutely on my own! I did not need any outside help, even the simplest throat valve was not used. I really liked it. This is an amazing process which many underestimate. I do recommend!” he said on Instagram.

The opposition activist is not going to stay in Germany; he is set to return to Russia after his recovery, The New York Times reports, citing a source in the German security services.

Аlexei Navalny. Photo: Anton Karliner for Belsat.eu

Alexei Navalny suddenly collapsed on the plane when he was returning to Moscow from Siberia. After an emergency landing, the politician was hospitalised in the Omsk emergency hospital. According to local doctors, the politician became sick due to metabolic disorders.

Doctors from the German clinic Charité, where Navalny was transported a few days later, said that the politician had been poisoned with a substance from the Novichok group. On September 14, three independent laboratories confirmed the report by the German authorities.

Navalny also refused to cooperate with Russian law enforcement agencies that demand the murder attempt be investigated by both Germany and Russia. Earlier, Prosecutor General’s Office in Berlin stated that it would provide information about Navalny to Russian investigators only if he gave his consent to it.

Independent laboratories confirm Navalny poisoned by Novichok