Alexej nawalnys: he was apparently poisoned in the hotel

The Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny According to his team, is already in the Hotel Been poisoned in the Siberian city of Tomsk. There had been a water bottle on which traces of the poison Novichok were later detected, the text to a video distributed on Thursday on Nawalny's Instagram account said.

In a video posted on YouTube on Thursday evening, Georgy Alburov, who works at Navalny's anti-corruption foundation, described further circumstances of the crime. He and other associates of poisoned Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny were among the people who searched his hotel room after the crime was committed. There they were looking for evidence of the attack on the Russian opposition figure.

Alexej Nawalny: Poisoning probably already in the hotel

"The bottle was probably not the source of the poison," Alburov said. "Navalny only drank from it, then later traces of the poison were found on the bottle."

Nevertheless, the water bottle of the Proof that Nawalny's poisoning must have taken place in a hotel. In order to be able to prove this, according to Alburow one wanted to look at the footage of the recordings of the hotel's surveillance cameras. However, the hotel management reportedly did not allow this.

Meanwhile, the health of the Kremlin critic has been Alexei Nawalny According to the Berlin Charite further improved. He no longer needs to be ventilated and can temporarily leave his hospital bed, the Charite said Monday in Berlin.

Several laboratories detect nerve agent in Nawalny's body

Earlier, the federal government had announced that two other Special laboratories in France and Sweden A nerve agent from the Novichok-group have identified as the cause of Nawalny's condition. Germany had called in the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) ahead of further investigations. According to the statement, their experts have also taken samples from Nawalny, which will now be examined by reference laboratories.

Commenting on the new findings, government spokesman Steffen Seibert said, "We renew the request that Russia explained about what happened."The German government is in close exchange with its European partners on further steps," it added.

Nawalny was on 20. August collapsed on a flight in Russia and was taken to a clinic in Siberia. He was later transferred to the Charite hospital at the urging of his family. Following investigations in a special Bundeswehr laboratory, the German government said it considered it proven beyond doubt that Nawalny had been poisoned with the agent Novichok.

Nawalny's health condition: possible long-term consequences

On Monday, the Charite announced: Navalny was responding to address, but long-term consequences of the severe poisoning could still not be ruled out.

However, the symptomatology of the disease caused by the Poisoning crisis has "regressed". Overall, Nawalny's condition is "stable," the statement added.

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In Berlin, Navalny is under the protection of the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA). According to the law, the Federal Criminal Police Office is responsible, among other things, for the personal protection of members of the federal government, but also of foreign guests, for example during state visits. In government circles, it was said that it was possible to help in the case via this provision in the BKA law.

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