Kremlin Critic Navalny Has Come Out of Coma, Berlin Hospital Says

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 Russian President Vladimir Putin address the nation via video conference at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia. May 11, 2020,
Russian President Vladimir Putin address the nation via video conference at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, RussiaCredit: Alexei Nikolsky,AP

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has been removed from a medically induced coma and is responding to speech, Berlin's Charite hospital said in a statement on Monday.

The hospital, which has been treating Navalny since he was airlifted to Germany for treatment after falling ill on a Russian domestic flight last month, said he is being weaned off mechanical ventilation.

"It remains too early to gauge the potential long-term effects of his severe poisoning," Charite said in a brief statement.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said Berlin has concluded Navalny was poisoned with Novichok, the same substance that Britain said was used against a Russian double agent and his daughter in an attack in England in 2018.

Moscow says it has seen no evidence he was poisoned.

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