Alexey Navalny remains in a stable condition in an induced coma, the Charite clinic, where the Russian is being treated, said.
It is connected to a breathing apparatus in the intensive care unit. Doctors noted that the symptoms of the “cholinergic crisis” are decreasing.
“The state of his health remains unchanged and serious, there is no acute threat to life. As before, the long-term consequences of severe poisoning are not obvious,” the doctors added.
What Berlin doctors do
Spiegel, citing anonymous sources, writes that Charite has requested the help of experts on poisons and chemical warfare agents from the Bundeswehr laboratory.
In addition, according to Spiegel and the Bellingcat website, information was requested from the British laboratory Porton Down, which dealt with the case of the poisoning of former GRU colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter.
Charite doctors also allegedly asked their Bulgarian colleagues to treat businessman Emilian Gebreva, who was poisoned in 2015 in Sofia, Spiegel reported. At the same time, the clinic itself officially told RIA Novosti the day before that it does not comment on such speculations.
According to the newspaper, Chancellor Angela Merkel is very concerned about the health of the Russian. According to the newspaper, every day she receives detailed information about his condition.
Navalny became ill on August 20 on the plane en route from Tomsk to Moscow. The liner sat down in Omsk, the founder of the FBC was taken to the intensive care unit of the Omsk hospital.
After examinations, doctors concluded that Navalny had a metabolic disorder, which caused a sharp drop in blood sugar. What caused it is still unclear, but poisons in blood and urine Navalny in the Russian hospital were not found.
Two days later he was transferred to the Charite clinic in Berlin. German doctors have previously identified the diagnosis as poisoning substance from the group of cholinesterase inhibitors. The specific poisonous substance is not yet known.
The head doctor of the Omsk emergency hospital No. 1, where the Navalny was treated, Alexander Murakhovsky noted that the diagnosis of “poisoning” was the main one when the patient arrived, but laboratory studies did not confirm it. In an open letter, Omsk medics expressed the opinion that they were “trying to denigrate”.