Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny, who was taken to the German clinic” Charite ” for treatment, was officially recognized as a guest of the country’s Chancellor Angela Merkel. This is reported by the German TV channel ZDF.
TV channel correspondent Theo Koll explained that this is “not a signal to the Russian government, but a bureaucratic trick to make sure that the Russian opposition leader will be given the best protection possible.” The German Federal Ministry of the interior confirmed this information.
“The fact that he is not a statesman does not matter,” the journalist said. At the same time, according to Coll, the information that the German police have established a round-the-clock watch at the clinic with Navalny, can be considered as a political statement to Moscow
On the afternoon of August 22, the opposition leader was taken to a Berlin clinic: several ambulances and fire service vehicles drove up to the hospital building, and he was carried inside on a stretcher. Doctors assess the patient’s condition as stable.
Navalny became ill in the morning of August 20 during a flight from Tomsk to Moscow, the plane urgently landed in Omsk, from where the opposition leader was taken by ambulance to the Department of Toxicological resuscitation. As a preliminary diagnosis made him “poisoning by unidentified psychodisleptics” (hallucinogen). Navalny’s press Secretary claimed that on the day of departure, He did not eat anything and only drank tea in a coffee shop at the Tomsk airport.