Berlin in Contact With Moscow About Navalny Treatment
The German government has contacted the Kremlin about the “humanitarian emergency” surrounding Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
He is said to have been poisoned shortly before he boarded a plane to Moscow on Thursday.
He has already lost consciousness on the plane and is now in a coma in a hospital in Omsk, where the plane made an emergency landing for him.
There is a lot of uncertainty about his state of health. Doctors in Omsk came out publicly Friday afternoon with an initial diagnosis indicating a rare metabolic disorder caused by low blood sugars.
Earlier in the day, they only reported that no traces of poisoning were found in Navalny’s blood and urine.
A German organization has sent a plane with doctors, among others, to Omsk and, according to the Kremlin, they have been invited to assist their Russian colleagues.
The Kremlin states that it is up to the doctors to determine whether Navalny can travel. The family and his employees want to fly him to Germany with the German plane.
The Navalny spokeswoman argued that the doctors in Omsk seem to have no idea what Navalny is suffering from, and she insists that Navalny has been poisoned.