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Navalny Posts Photo from Hospital, Vows to Return to Russia

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Tuesday posted a photo of himself from his hospital room in Germany and said he was able to breathe for an entire day without the aid of a ventilator. Navalny reportedly told German officials he plans to return to Russia as soon as he has recovered from what several international diagnostic teams have now confirmed as Novichok poisoning.

Navalny appears in the hospital photo with his wife Yulia and two children.

Germany: ‘Unequivocal Proof’ Russian Dissident Alexei Navalny Poisoned with Novichok

Hours after the Russian government skeptically requested exhaustive details from German doctors who said traces of poison were found in comatose Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, Germany announced there is “unequivocal proof” that Navalny was poisoned with Novichok, the same nerve agent Russia used in a bungled attempt to assassinate former intelligence agent Sergey Skripal and his daughter in London two years ago.

In this file photo taken on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny takes part in a march in memory of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov in Moscow, Russia. As Russia's most determined and durable opposition figure, Alexei Navalny has employed an astute understanding of social media and an …