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Alexei Navalny fell ill two weeks ago after drinking a cup of tea at Tomsk airport while on a trip to Siberia.

Russian opposition leader Alexie Navalny is battling for his life after a suspected poisoning and is on ventilator support in a coma.

Russian opposition leader Alexie Navalny is battling for his life after a suspected poisoning and is on ventilator support in a coma.Alexie Navalny is a Russian politician and a huge critic of President Vladimir Putin. On August 20, he was on a flight to Moscow from the Siberian city of Tomsk. He is believed to have had tea from the airport, which was allegedly poisoned. Shortly after takeoff, the plane had to make an emergency landing after Navalny fell sick mid-flight. He was later rushed to a hospital where he is believed to be in a coma.

Mr. Navalny's press secretary Kira Yarmysh has appealed to the hospital to allow access to all necessary documents to move him abroad.

But the hospital has refused to allow access to anyone as Navalny is in a very critical condition and has recommended against moving him.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov released a statement wishing a speedy recovery to Mr. Navlny and said that the Kremlin would make arrangements for him to move abroad if needed.

French President Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel released a joint statement and offered to provide medical assistance for Alexie Navalny in either Germany or France. According to the latest reports, a plane has already departed for Siberia to transport Mr. Navalny to Germany.

On August 22, Navalny was shifted to a hospital in Berlin for advanced medical treatment. In early September 2020, German Chancellor Angela Merkel confirmed that a nerve agent of the Novichok category was used in poisoning Putin's critic Navalny. She also condemned the move by the Russian government for trying to silence the government's critic.

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