Sep 15, 2020 - World

Aleksei Navalny: "Yesterday I could breathe the entire day by myself"

Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny, who was poisoned by Novichok last month, is now awake and regaining his abilities.

The state of play: Navalny wrote in an Instagram post on Tuesday morning, "I can still do almost nothing, but yesterday I could breathe the entire day by myself," per a New York Times translation.

  • The Times notes that Navalny, who's been recovering in a German hospital, has spoken with a German prosecutor over the case. He is declining to cooperate with a Russian inquiry.

Driving the news: Navalny is one of Russian President Vladimir Putin's most vocal foes. Novichok is often seen as a calling card for Russian security services.

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