Russian opposition leader Navalny out of medically induced coma, says German hospital

Russia’s poisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny is out of a medically induced coma and is being weaned off mechanical ventilation,…

Russia’s poisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny is out of a medically induced coma and is being weaned off mechanical ventilation, the Berlin hospital treating him said Monday.

“The condition of Alexei Navalny has improved. The patient has been removed from his medically induced coma and is being weaned off mechanical ventilation. He is responding to verbal stimuli,” said statement by the Charité hospital, Berlin.

The statement, however, noted that it was “too early to gauge the potential long-term effects of his severe poisoning”.